Dr Lester Thomas is the Chief Systems Architect for Vodafone Group Plc and also holds the title of Vodafone Distinguished Engineer. He is responsible for Vodafone’s BSS and OSS Systems Architecture and Strategy. Lester has been with Vodafone for 12 Years, transforming their architecture practice, implementing a world-class Service-Oriented Architecture and simplifying their architecture through system rationalization and decommissioning.
Prior to Vodafone, Lester was Chief Technology Officer at an internet start-up and also spent 4 Years working for Andersen Consulting. Lester has a PhD in Digital Information Theory from the University of Wales and held a post-Doctorate research position at the University of Cambridge.