Kenneth is the CEO of Tomorrow Street, a Joint Venture between Vodafone and Luxembourg’s technology incubator, Technoport. Tomorrow Street partners with innovative young companies and supports them to scale across the globe.
Chief Executive Officer, Tomorrow Street (he/him)
Franz Fayot was first elected to parliament in 2013 and in 2020 was appointed Minister for Economy where a key focus includes the further development of the startup/scaleup ecosystem in Luxembourg. Mr. Fayot is also the Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs.
Minister of Economy, Development Cooperation & Humanitarian Affairs of Luxembourg (he/him)
Nick was appointed as Vodafone CEO in 2018. Vodafone is a leader in new generation connectivity and digital services globally. As a purpose led organisation, it’s focus is on building a digital society that boosts socio-economic progress, embraces everyone and does not come at the cost of our planet.
Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone (he/him)
Ninian joined Vodafone on 1 June 2009 as supply chain management IT director, and was appointed to the board of Vodafone Procurement Company in November 2009. From 2014-2016, he held the role of SCM technology director and was responsible for all technology sourcing in the company, including networks, IT and new product development. In March 2016, he was appointed director of group SCM and CEO of Vodafone Procurement Company.
Global Supply Chain Director & CEO Vodafone Procurement Co Sarl, Vodafone (he/him)
Johan joined Vodafone and the Executive Committee in 2016. As CTO, he is responsible for Vodafone’s technology strategy, enabling new generation connectivity and digital services.
Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone (he/him)
McGuigan leads Accenture Intelligent Platform Services, which helps clients achieve enterprise-wide transformation by bringing Accenture’s expertise across SAP, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, Workday, Adobe and other leading platforms. For these IPS platforms, Emma oversees Accenture’s relationships, strategy and capabilities globally and across all industries.
Global Lead of Intelligent Platform Services, Accenture (she/her)
Lisa is a Partner and Infinite Delivery™ Practice Lead for Deloitte, who spends her time by helping her clients imagine, deliver, and run "infinite delivery™" ways of working operating models by leading and developing consumer digital product and platform delivery teams globally.
Partner Infinite Delivery™ Global Practice Lead, Deloitte (she/her)
As GM of the F5 Service Provider business, James is responsible for roadmap and investment priority, customer success, & strategic engagements.
General Manager For Service Providers, F5 (he/him)
Sophia is the youngest member of the United Nations Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change, and is the founder and executive director of Climate Cardinals, a non-profit operating in 40+ countries ensuring that climate information is accessible and understood in over 100 languages.
Climate Change Activist (she/her)
Serpil was appointed as the CEO of the Europe Cluster in October 2018, which comprises Albania, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Portugal, Romania and Turkey. Serpil leads Vodafone Group’s 'Inclusion for All' Steering Committee and has been nominated as a Young Global Leader (YGL) in 2009.
CEO Europe Cluster, Vodafone (she/her)
Zhu has over 20+ years in wireless R&D/marketing experience, and she was previously the CMO of Huawei Wireless and of Huawei 5G Production Line. She leads marketing strategy and consultation across Huawei wireless products and solutions.
CMO of West Europe Region, Huawei (she/her)
Greg is an authority on technology trends and the ways they impact business and society. As editor at WIRED UK magazine, he meets the innovators, thinkers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and creatives who are changing the world and writes on a variety of subjects, including innovation, technology, business, creativity etc.
Editor-in-Chief, WIRED UK (he/him)
Joakim joined the Vodafone Executive Committee in 2017 and leads Vodafone's government relations and public affairs, regulatory policy, media and communications, security and intelligence, sustainability and ESG, as well as charitable activities.
Chief External & Corporate Affairs Officer, Vodafone (he/him)
Rajiv leads the Cloud and Network Services function at Prodapt, with a focus on innovating and building
solutions to address the challenges telcos and DSPs face in their network transformation journeys. With
over 18 years’ experience in the telco industry, Rajiv brings a wealth of technology experience, business
acumen and hands on knowledge customer needs and complexities. A well-respected figure in the
industry; Rajiv has held several industry forum positions and is a technical committee member at leading
SDN & MPLS conferences globally. He also holds several US patents and has co-authored numerous
publications, including IETF standards.
SVP & Head of Cloud and Network Services, Prodapt (he/him)
Mira is a Research Innovation Leader at IBM Research Europe and an IBM Quantum Distinguished Ambassador, responsible for working with clients on Quantum Computing
Research Innovation Leader, IBM Research (she/her)
Patricia was appointed as the CEO of WPP Scangroup in early 2022. WPP Scangroup is the largest marketing and communication group operating in sub-Saharan Africa. Patricia is a strong believer in transforming Africa's fortunes on a global stage through culture-centric innovation, creativity and collaboration.
CEO, WPP Scangroup PLC (she/her)
Rana el Kaliouby is an Egyptian-American scientist, entrepreneur and author of Girl Decoded. Rana is Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva, an MIT spin-off and category defining AI company. As an AI thought leader, Rana’s mission is to bring emotional intelligence to our digital world.
Deputy CEO, Smart Eye and Former Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva (she/her)
Kumar is responsible for Vodafone’s business to business operations globally. He brings over 30 years of telecommunications experience to Vodafone, gained in a wide variety of global roles spanning Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas.
Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Business (he/him)
Andrzej is widely recognized for his expertise in cyber security and digital change. He has a vast amount of experience working at the board-level across public and private sectors, helping to define and promote cyber security strategy. He believes that Security is the enabling layer for innovation.
Head of Security Portfolio, Vodafone Business (he/him)
Pascal has built a global reputation in early-stage financial services innovation and investing. He co-founded MiddleGame Ventures with Michael Meyer and Patrick Pinschmidt. His deep knowledge of and strong following in the financial innovation ecosystem stem from his extensive experience as both an investor and operator in financial services and technology.
Founding Partner, Middle Game Ventures (he/him)
Lily is a Principal at Expon Capital and joined the team in 2019 as a Senior Analyst. She is a corporate finance specialist with a strong passion for technology, and a former investment banker.
Previously, Lily worked as an Associate at HSBC in London, where she spent three years in the M&A and Acquisition Finance departments, notably contributing to the successful close of seven transactions.
Principal, Expon Capital (she/her)
Charlotte joined Vistra in 2012 and is the Global Sector Head, Corporate, responsible for driving growth in the sector.
With more than 18 years of experience creating and leading business development activities, Charlotte has been instrumental in helping Vistra with expanding into new markets, developing new products, cross-selling and winning mandates. Her expertise includes structuring private equity and real estate transactions as well as helping corporate clients tackle the challenges and complexities of expanding into new jurisdictions.
Global Sector Head Corporate, Vistra (she/her)
Jorge is passionate about innovation, technology, and always being at the cutting edge of industry knowledge.
Director of New Platforms Business Development, Vodafone (he/him)
Since February 2016, Michael Reinartz is Director Innovation & Consumer Services and thus responsible for the development of a holistic, cross-business area innovation strategy and roadmap as well as the direction of the innovation management and Consumer Services Portfolios for Vodafone Deutschland. He aims to recognize new trends in the telecommunications branch early, to prepare the implementation in strong products and services as well as to position Vodafone as innovation leader in the market.
Director Customer Services & Innovations, Vodafone (he/him)
Michelle is a certified trainer, developing and facilitating various workshops and trainings to foster growth – both in areas of Personal development as well as strategic workshops for companies.
She is the founder of RubixPotential, a social business based in Luxembourg that empowers individuals and startups to solve their human potential riddle for positive impact.
Business Founder, Certified Trainer, Ikigai Coach, Girls in Tech (she/her)
Rhys Morgan leads Intelsat sales activities across all commercial vertical markets in the European and MENA regions He has more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing in the Europe and Africa regions. That experience includes 18 years in the telecommunications industry, with expertise spanning telecom infrastructure, media distribution and enterprise data networks.
VP - General Manager, EMEA Media and Networks Sales , Intelsat (he/him)
Delta & Eltek are the key suppliers for telecom & Edge data center infrastructure solutions.
Senior Director Telecom Power EMEA, Delta Electronics (he/him)
Nicole is responsible for the overall creation, development and continued evolution of an effective Corporate Sustainability and ESG program for CGI, its organization and its business. She has extensive experience in leading sustainable innovation development of products, concepts and business models and has been senior advisor to UNECE and IPCC.
Global Head of Sustainability and ESG Strategy, CGI (she/her)
Stefano as EVP, Strategic Business Development at Mavenir is responsible for helping Mavenir expand its market share as a partner of choice for its global customer base, and ensuring that Mavenir continues to drive innovation that provides value to customers and agility to their technology.
EVP - Strategic Business Development, Mavenir (he/him)
Carla leads Offer Development & Architecture at Celfocus, a company that empowers innovation through AI-driven solutions in telecoms worldwide.
Lead Offer Development & Architecture, Celfocus (she/her)
He is passionate about sustainability, and the critical role of digitalization in helping to resolve many of the challenges faced by humanity and the planet. Tony has worked in the current Nokia ESG function since 2016 overseeing ESG reporting, customer engagement and most recently ESG enablement across the organization. He has worked in the telecoms industry for 27 years.
Global Sustainability Director, Nokia (he/him)
Tony DeBos is VP of services for Kudelski Security, managing all service teams in the EMEA region. Based out of the Zurich offices, Tony is responsible for leading the expansion of the company’s existing services strategy in this key focus region.
With over 25 years of experience, Tony leverages his cybersecurity, data protection and privacy expertise to create new offerings that meet evolving needs and develop strategic relationships with our marque clients. In addition, Tony spearheads Kudelski Security’s EMEA Client Advisory Council and helps to drive our thought leadership mission.
Vice President of Service, Kudelski Security (he/him)
As Group Director Security at Computacenter Jan is responsible for the Computacenter Group Strategy (UK, Europe and US) and for the security professional service Pre-Sales & Solution Management in Germany. He has over 25 years of experience in the security domain. Jan has worked in various security positions at Computacenter. Since 2005, he is in charge of the whole IT Security Business in Consulting Services at Computacenter Germany. Additionally, he is responsible for the worldwide Security Strategy and Solution Management since 2017. Jan studied Commercial Information Technology, focusing on Systems Analysis and Corporate Leadership. He lives with his wife and two children in Hamburg, Germany.
Group Director Security, Computacenter (he/him)
Dan is the Global Head of Intelligence at F5. In this capacity, he works with F5 data scientists, analysts, and engineers to identify and analyze attacks against F5 customers. Prior to F5, Dan spent more than 20 years with local, state, and federal law enforcement and intelligence organizations including the FBI as a special agent where he investigated cyber terrorism; and the CIA as a cyber operations officer where he engaged in cyber operations. Dan also holds a BSE in computer systems engineering.
Global Head of Intelligence, F5 (he/him)
Darren is focused on helping network operators manage the risks they face as threats and business needs evolve.
CTO for Cybersecurity, Netscout (he/him)
Sanjay Saxena, MBA (Bath, UK) & Bachelors in Technology (Manipal, India)
20+ yrs. Telecoms background with Motorola (India & UK), Ericsson (Sweden), Nokia (UK), Huawei (China & UK)
Presenter, Contributor, Panelist & Moderator for IQPC/CX Exchange, Tele Mgt. Forum, The Open Group, Telecom Asia, Informa events
Driving Industry Research, Collaboration & Awareness with Analyst Firms, viz. Gartner, Analysys Mason, Ovum, Light Reading, Forrester, etc.
Strategic Alliances & Partner Mgt. to drive Open Innovation btw Startups, N/w Eqpt’ vendors & CSPs
Moderator, Master of Ceremonies (MC), Host for several business & social events since student days
Operational Expenditure reduction leveraging AI & Digital technologies for Communication Service Providers, Huawei (he/him)
Graduated in Mathematical Engineering from Polytechnic of Milan, Maria Vittoria has tried since her studies to combine her passion for technology with the intention of developing solutions capable of creating value for the Society. The focus of her work has always been the application of emerging technologies to tackle business issues, such as optimization, analytics, AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing. Today, she is Head of Sustainability & Green Tech ecosystem, which explores applications of technology to support a more sustainable world. She is also a “Fortune 40 Under 40” for 2022 in Italy
Head of Sustainability & Green Tech | Innovation & Advanced Tech, NTT Data (she/her)
Misun Jo leads Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility across Europe and Latin America at Ericsson- a company leading powerful technology connecting people, business and society. In this role, Misun partners with various units in global and regional Ericsson and customers and partners capitalizing on opportunities to strategically advance sustainability and corporate responsibility to build a sustainable future together. Prior to the current role, Misun had advocated sustainability and corporate responsibility over a decade as part of her various roles in Marketing and Communications across five continents. She is passionate about technologies and creating positive impact out of them. Born and raised in South Korea, lived in Australia and China. Currently based in the UK advocating a sustainable future through technology in Europe and Latin America.
Head of Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility at Ericsson Europe and Latin America, Ericsson (she/her)
Farooq works for Oracle Corporation in an Executive role. He is part of the strategic client’s
executive leadership team which is working with our key global customers in supporting them
through their digital transformation journey.
In his previous role in British Telecom (BT) as CIO Group Services he had responsibility for
delivering ICT transformations for a number of group functions globally including Facility Services,
Legal, Communications, Supply Chain, HR and Finance. Furthermore Farooq was the BT Group
North East Regional Director representing the local face of BT, protecting and enhancing BT’s
reputation by helping key opinion formers appreciate BT’s strategic goals and provide thought
leadership for regional communities acting as a driver for regional development and growth.
Farooq has thirty plus year’s involvement in the delivery of complex business transformation
programmes with executive roles as Chief Operating Officer (COO), Vice President (VP), Chief
Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). While at BT he led the technology
transformation for the London 2012 Olympics and NHS for IT the world's biggest civil information
technology programme. Farooq has supported local business through his Non-Exec roles at the North East Chamber of
Commerce (NECC), North East Local Economic Partnership (NELEP), and Sunderland University.
In 2014 and 2015 Farooq was included in The Journal’s list of “most influential” people in the North
East of England for helping the region develop its digital ambitions. In 2018 Farooq was named the
North East Non-Exec of the Year. Farooq in 2021/2022 had the privilege of being the High Sheriff of Tyne & Wear. This is a non-
political Royal appointment with aim to support the Crown and the judiciary. This involves playing an active role in the community and promoting the interests of the criminal justice agencies and
voluntary organisations. Recently appointed as Deputy Lieutenant acting to promote and protect the
image of the Monarchy and Tyne and Wear. Farooq is also the Chair in nomination for the
University of Sunderland. Farooq graduated from University of Sunderland in 1990 with a BA (Hons) in Business Computing,
has an Innovation Diploma from Imperial College London and graduated from Oxford University
(Pembroke College) in 2014 with an MSc in Major Programme Management.
VP Strategic Clients, Oracle (he/him)
I’m a business leader, technologist, and transformation artist who works with industry-leading companies to protect against or absorb new technologies into their business visions. I’ve held leadership roles in product development and technology integration, have managed entire lifecycles, and know how to help companies discover the value and risks of buzz technologies. From my vantage point at the intersection of business and technology, I’ve worked extensively with name brand companies to build technology solutions, vet technology in the marketplace, build team culture, and devise successful methodologies for improving operations. I have extensive global multicultural experience, have a passion for building diversity within organizations, and have been actively involved in diversity activities to include leading an African American interest group, serving as national sponsor for the Society of Women Engineers, and hosting and participating in International Women’s Day initiatives. I’m experienced with Internet of Things (IoT) technologies including: firmware over the air (FOTA) and predictive maintenance (cloud, physical sensors, workflows, analytics) to name a few. I’ve supported numerous clients’ efforts to monetize their analytics, advance their business vision, capture new market opportunities, and turn customer value into profit.
Business Partner, Technologist, Managing Director, Accenture (she/her)
Rajesh Rathod assists the CEO & the Board at Prodapt in building strategic growth drivers focused on next-generation technology and capability development. Rajesh is also responsible for scaling Prodapt Labs, building next-gen technology offerings and IP frameworks to boost future growth, in addition to driving the M&A technology strategy. As part of the role, he also oversees the learning & development function to prepare Prodaptians for the next phase of growth.
CTO, Prodapt (he/him)
Laetitia joined Dell Technologies France in 2003. She has managed various major projects such as, development of philanthropic & social partnerships, coordination of employee diversity and inclusion working groups, development of workplace wellness programs. Laetitia is in ESG since 2015.
Director ESG Customer Engagement, International Markets, Dell (she/her)
With over 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, Stefania joined the Nokia Customer Experience team in 2009 and is passionate about bringing technology solutions to close the digital divide. She has made a personal commitment to support women’s education in emerging countries and has supported a number of women from primary school through to university during the past 20 years.
Global Sales director, IP and Optical networks, Nokia (she/her)
A battle-hardened and seasoned digital transformation consultant with extensive experience with most major Telcos in the UK & Ireland in defining and executing their technology strategies, enterprise architecture, and digital transformation.
Currently part of Oracle’s strategic Executive Architecture group helping our telecommunication clients on their digital transformation journeys in making the right choices for their businesses when adopting Oracle as a Cloud partner across applications, platforms, infrastructure, data, and industry solutions.
Before joining Oracle, I worked for NTT DATA where I led various strategic initiatives encompassing business and technology for various telcos like VMO2, BT/EE, Three UK & Ireland, and eir. Other roles include Head of Solutions for global satellite operator Inmarsat and Architecture lead at Motorola Solutions.
I hold a Ph.D. from Coventry University (Intelligent Systems) and Chartered Manager status from Chartered Management Institute, UK.
Director, Executive architecture, Oracle (he/him)
Markus Ogurek is senior vice president and president of the Networking, Intelligent Cellular and Security Solutions business at CommScope. He is responsible for the development and growth of CommScope’s networking, indoor cellular and security products and applications that align to the company’s strategic transformation program.
Prior to joining CommScope, Mr. Ogurek was vice president of enterprise sales growth for Cisco Systems. Prior to that Mr. Ogurek was chief executive officer and chief revenue officer of IOV42 based in Switzerland. Mr. Ogurek spent twenty years at Hewlett Packard Enterprises in various sales, operational and chief technology roles before becoming vice president of global industry sales and solutions.
Mr. Ogurek holds a bachelor’s degree in robotics and telecommunication from Westphalian University of Applied Science in Germany and a master’s degree in program management from George Washington University.
Senior Vice President and President, Networking, Intelligent Cellular and Security Solutions
Eduardo Cruz is the Chief Delivery Officer at GomSpace and Country Manager for Luxembourg. He spent the last decade working on satellite missions from LEO to Deep Space.
Chief Delivery Officer and Country Manager for Luxembourg, Gomspace (he/him)
Working with C-suite and senior stakeholders of major telecommunications and media companies to co-create and co-execute impact-focused digital transformation and innovation. She is an IBM Distinguished Industry Leader and successful intrapreneur developing purpose-led solutions and assets for IBM and with select partners. Co-founder of the LIFT women in tech community and co-lead a global team of volunteers in IBM supporting our LGBTQ+ Business Resource Groups on advocacy issues.
Distinguished Industry Leader, IBM (she/her)
Jolyon is a Deloitte North West Europe partner based in London. He is the Global Lead Client Service Partner for a major Telecoms client; and Global Leader Insight & Client Experience, delivering world-class insights to the C-suite and boardroom.
Partner and Managing Director, Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications,Deloitte (he/him)
Idit serves as the Head of Corporate Responsibility, Inclusion & Wellbeing in Amdocs [NASDAQ: DOX] – a global telecommunications software & services company with over 30,000 employees worldwide. Idit is a certified lawyer, with 20 years of experience, working in the public, private and non for profit sectors, mainly in the fields of communication, international law, strategic partnerships, social impact and employee engagement.
Head of CR inclusion & wellbeing ESG, Amdocs
Mr. Zak Doffman has been the Chief Executive Officer of The Group of Digital Barriers Plc. since October 14, 2014. Mr. Doffman serves as Group Development Director of Omni Perception Ltd. Mr. Doffman served as Group Development Director of Digital Barriers plc. until October 14, 2014. He has spent the last 15 years working across the technology and professional services sectors on the management and structuring of strategic and acquisition-driven organizational change.
Chief Executive Officer, Digital barriers (he/him)
With almost 30 years of professional experience in various industries and countless projects in the areas of marketing, commercial strategies, and sales, Sandra has gained experience and qualifications in her professional career through customer-oriented and creative approaches to solutions, also interculturally. Sandra has a very high empathic ability and works with techniques that are "context sensitive".
General Manager European Operations, Kynetic (she/her)
Throughout his career, Denis has had a hands-on approach to motivating cross-functional teams, negotiating complex deals, and overcoming challenges in diverse B2B and B2C industries across Europe, Russia, South Africa, APAC, and the Americas. He has extensive experience in general management, P&L, joint ventures, market entry, CX engagement, and technology deployment. Fluent in German, French, and English with knowledge of Dutch and Chinese.
Chief Marketing Officer European Operations, Kynetic (he/him)
Jongkap Kim is the Chief Executive Director of Born2Global Centre. Prior to heading the Center, he worked for over 20 years at Silicon Valley as the founding member and CEO of ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute of Korea) Silicon Valley, and CEO of iPark Silicon Valley, a government agency for incubating tech entrepreneurs and businesses.
Chief Executive Director, Born2Global Centre (he/him)
Emmet B. Keeffe III joined Insight Partners in 2014 as the Founder of Insight IGNITE and an Operating Partner. He is passionate about helping large global companies cross the Digital chasm by delivering market insights from the firm’s investment process and global awareness of transformative software technologies that are core to Digital business growth.
Founder of Insight IGNITE and Operating Partner, Insight
An experienced cloud solutions architect with focus on technology transformation to drive sustainable and predictive business outcomes. Works with Google Cloud's Global Systems Integrator partners, enabling them to succeed with Google Cloud and drive joint sustainability solutions. Loves his bike rides around Frankfurt green cover, enjoys his coffee with a good book for company
Partner Engineer, Google Cloud (he/him)