speaker bio

Lester Thomas

Head of New Technologies and Innovation - Vodafone

Chief Systems Architect and Distinguished Engineer at Vodafone Group Plc. Responsible for Vodafone’s Open Digital Architecture Strategy, including their transformation to a platform-oriented, cloud-native, agile and API first company. Also a TM Forum Distinguished Fellow and champion for the TM Forum Open API programme.

I am passionate about the role Telecoms can play in society and how technology can help build a smarter and more sustainable future.

Prior to Vodafone, I was Chief Technology Officer at an internet start-up and also spent 4 Years working in consulting across Europe and USA. I have a PhD in Digital Information Theory from the University of Wales and held a post-Doctorate research position at the University of Cambridge.

For recent articles see https://authory.com/LesterThomas

Wednesday 20 September | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm | CET
Global Architecture Forum (GAF)
Wednesday 20 September | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm | CET
AI in action
Wednesday 20 September | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm | CET
Moonshot Catalyst Champions Panel: Solving the biggest industry challenges to achieve breakthroughs with far reaching impact
Thursday 21 September | 9:00 am - 10:30 am | CET
Masterclass: Business Architecture: enabling value driven transformation
Thursday 21 September | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | CET
Masterclass: ODA components and canvas