Technology & Operations Council

Technology & Operations Council

The TOPS Council identifies the industry's most pressing technical and operational challenges and coordinates industry-wide solutions that address ICT organizations' top business priorities. Participation is open to all interested members of the ATIS Board of Directors. This means the Council is composed exclusively of CTOs and other senior-level executives, making it a leading "knowledge trust" shaping ICT's future.

Participating Companies


How the TOPS Council Works

In the TOPS Council, CTOs and executive-level leaders from top ICT organizations combine their knowledge in a problem-solving environment. The result is high-level, coordinated and collaborative insight into how to meet the industry’s top challenges.

The TOPS Council works to more clearly understand ICT challenges and survey the landscape to see what work is already taking place to address them. The Council then defines solutions and develops work plans with milestones. The goal is to fast-track solutions focused on interoperability and end-to-end implementation.

Whether it takes place in an ATIS Committee or another organization, the Council monitors the initiative’s progress. Its work doesn’t stop until there’s a solution that meets members’ business objectives.


For more information about the TOPS Council and its activities, please contact

Yvonne Reigle, Director - Technology Development
Nicole Butler, Committee Administrator


Fred Kemmerer
Chair of the TOPS Council