Speaker profile

Dr. Lester Thomas

Chief Systems Architect
Vodafone Group

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.

Agenda sessions

Day 1

May 14, 2018

  • Zero-touch NFV /SDN

    Hermes Auditorium (Level 2)
    • 2:10 pm
      CASE STUDY: Using Future OSS Orchestration to Enhance Operations and Service Agility

Day 2

May 15, 2018

  • Serving the Digital Customer

    Rhodes Conference Room 1 (Level 2)
    • 4:25 pm
      LIVE DEMO: APIs as the Enabler for Enhancing Customer Centricity