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Arch Summit 2019 Special Report

Arch Summit 2019: Group ponders new partner models at 2019 Arch Summit (p.6)

  • Group ponders new partner models at 2019 Arch Summit
  • Contemplating Vodafone's 'post-digital' world…
  • with a backdrop of harsh current realities

Technology: Wibergh trailers next five-year plan for Group Tech (p. 11)

  • Transitioning Vodafone to a Technology Communications Company
  • Table: Gigabit Vodafone checklist

Supply Chain: VPC tightening up act with SCM Control Centre (p.15)

  • Re-shaping the telecoms value chain
  • Multi-dimensional supply chain (and partnering)

Vodafone Group Foundation: Foundation joins play for innovation partnerships with Ventures arm (p 21)

Strategy: Group seeks to shore base with 'One More Service' plan (p 23)

  • Vodafone phones home
  • Table: Approximate impact of Liberty Global pending acquisitions
  • By numbers: the stature of Liberty
  • Read seeks distance from Colao era, but old habits die hard

TV: Vodafone switching channel (p 26)

  • TV and Things
  • Still searching for the home sweet-spot

Arch Summit: startup competition: Twin-tracks: Future Tech and Social Impact (p 30)

  • Celebrity v industry
  • Table: Arch Summit 2019, startup competitions winners and finalists
  • Table: Arch Summit 2019 startup competition: winners, runners-up, other notable pitches

Tomorrow Street: Tomorrow Street bedded in, says exiting CEO (p 33)

  • Warrick's castle
  • Table: Approximate impact of Liberty Global pending acquisitions
  • A multi-sided model
  • The day after tomorrow

Vodafone Supplier Awards (p 36)

  • Ericsson shines
  • Table: Vodafone Supplier Awards, 2018 (April 2019, Arch Summit)
  • Table: Vodafone Supplier Awards hall of fame (multiple winners, 2011-18)

A

Accenture 7, 14, 36

Africa

South Africa 35

Amazon.com Inc. 12

Amazon Web Services 12

Americas

Canada 27, 34

USA 12, 34

Arkane Network 32

Asia-Pacific

Australia 33, 35

New Zealand 9

Singapore 34

AT&T 18

B

BeON Energy 31

BT Group 8, 32

C

Cambridge Oncometrix 31

Celeno 32

Comcast Corp. 27

Comdata 36

ContactEngine 32

Cygnetise 32

D

Dell 14, 37

Dell Technologies 14, 37

Dell EMC 37

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu 28

Deloitte Consulting 28

Deutsche Telekom 17, 32

Europe

Slovakia (Slovak Telekom/T-Mobile) 32

Digital Barriers 34

Dispersive Networks 32

E

EMC 37

Endor 32

Ericsson 6, 11, 36, 37

Europe 9, 13, 24, 25, 26, 27

Czech Republic 24

Germany 15, 23, 24, 25

Hungary 24

Italy 9, 25

Luxembourg 6, 7, 8, 15, 34

Romania 24

Spain 9, 25, 32

Turkey 25

United Kingdom (UK) 9, 25, 32, 35

ExoAtlet 31

Expeto 34

F

Fira de Barcelona 6

FlexGigaHertz 31, 32

floLIVE 32

Food4All 31, 32

Forward Networks 32

Frontier Connect 32

G

Gap 18

Gemalto NV 36

Giesecke & Devrient 36

Google 12, 32, 36

GSM Association (GSMA)

Mobile World Congress 6

H

HARDWARIO 32

Hiber 32

Hotailers 31, 32

Hotshot Technologies 31, 32

Hoxton Analytics 32

Huawei Technologies 8, 14, 36, 37

I

IBM 12, 18, 36, 37

K

Kathrein-Werke 36, 37

L

LG Electronics 37

LibertyAces 32

Liberty Global 24

LikeBank 32

Limitless Technology 32

Local Backhaul Networks, LLC 8, 34

M

Market segments

Voice 13, 24

MedUX 32

Microsoft 12, 15

SharePoint 15

MoEngage 32

N

Nokia 36, 37

P

Parkio 32

PeachyMondays 32

Pobuca 32

Q

Qudini 32

R

Rogers Communications 27

S

Safaricom

M-PESA 21

Safran Group 37

Morpho 37

Samsung 21, 27

SAP 15

SCALUE 32

SIAE MICROELETTRONICA 36, 37

Smart Mobile Labs 31, 32

T

Tata Group 27

Tata Consultancy Services 27

TCL Communication 36, 37

Technology

3G 13

4G 13

5G 8, 13, 17, 37

AI 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 32, 34

Cloud computing 11, 12, 13, 14, 21, 26, 32, 36, 37

CRM 13

Fibre 13

FTTH 13

IoT 7, 18, 19, 21, 24, 27, 28, 32, 34

IPTV 27

Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) 13

.Net 36

NGN 24

PC 34, 36

Smartphone 26

W-LAN 32

Technoport SA 7, 33, 34

TechSee 31, 32

Telefónica Group 32

TIDBO 32

Tinizine Ltd

Azoomee 34

V

Vizibl 34

Vodacom Group 35

South Africa 35

Vodafone

Africa, Middle East, and Asia Pacific Region (AMAP) 13

Australia 33

New Zealand 9

South Africa (see Vodacom) 35

Turkey 25

Board of Directors

Land, Nick 22

Europe Region 9, 24

Czech Republic 24

Germany 15, 23, 24, 25

Greece 32

Hungary 24

Italy 9, 25

Malta 18

Netherlands

VodafoneZiggo 24, 32

Portugal 32

Romania 24

Spain 9, 25, 32

UK 9, 25, 32, 35

Executives

Colao, Vittorio 14, 25

Cramer, Warrick 8, 33, 34

Della Valle, Margherita 9, 12, 15

Dunnett, Andrew 21

Essam, Ahmed 25

Hernandez, Sonia 18

Read, Nick 8, 11, 25

Reiter, Joakim 22

Wibergh, Johan 9, 11, 23

Wilson, Ninian 15, 18, 24, 36

Group 7

Marketing

ZYB (Imity) 35

Partner Markets 19, 27

Vodafone Procurement Company (VPC) 6, 7, 15, 18, 32, 34, 35, 36

Tomorrow Street 6, 7, 8, 14, 30, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37

Vodafone Ventures 35

Wayfinder Systems 35

xone 35

Products

360 35

Business 12, 19, 21, 35

Europe 26

Liberty (Malta) 24, 26

V by Vodafone 27

Vodafone TV 26, 27

ZYB 35

W

Whalebone 32

Wipro 16

World Wide Technology, Inc. 17, 28

Z

ZTE Corp. 14

  • Cramer says more collaborative, matchmaking approach to partner innovation is paying off.
  • Lessons learned from Group’s stifling of past startup acquisitions and investments.
  • Technoport indicates Vodafone links adding value.

Back-dropping the Arch Summit 2019 were rumblings that Tomorrow Street Chief Executive (CEO) Warrick Cramer was preparing to depart the business, coming up to two years after its launch, and returning to his native Australia. Speaking to Vodafonewatch on the sidelines of the Summit, Cramer confirmed that he was exiting the business, and stressed his “sense of pride” at the progress Tomorrow Street had made since it began operations in late-2017 (Vodafonewatch, #159). He intimated that the joint venture (JV) had established itself as a sustainable and “meaningful” organisation, and successfully taken Vodafone in a new direction in its technology collaboration approach.

“We needed to do something different in the world and pull innovation from [being] a token gesture, where a lot of corporate organisations say ‘we do innovation’ (but they don’t play and nothing really meaningful comes out of it)…  Over the last year-and-a-half, I have been really committed to building a global brand with Tomorrow Street and now, within the venture capital community and the startup world, we are starting to be recognised as a meaningful centre for innovation. I’m leaving there very happy that we have got as far as we have got. The companies that have been brought into Tomorrow Street are very successful, so the model works.” – Cramer.

Warrick’s castle

The Tomorrow Street business – comprising a JV between Vodafone Procurement Company (VPC) and Technoport (a technology incubator set up by the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy and Foreign Trade) currently lists five startups in its portfolio (with Cramer indicated that the venture had not yet completed the process of ramping up operations). It is now said to have sizeable international reach via ties established with all Vodafone OpCos, as well as through Group offices in Canada, Singapore, and the USA. “When I am finished, we will have representation in around 29 countries”, he said.

This was echoed by Diego De Biasio, CEO of Technoport, who said the JV was now “scanning worldwide” for startups to add to its ecosystem. Technoport remains selective in partner recruitment, however, as the operation is “limited in scope and size” – with an average of 25 hosted companies – and accepts only 7%-10% of applications, De Biasio added.

For the rest of this article and more exclusive content, insight and analysis from Arch Summit 2019, download a copy of our special Arch Summit report here.

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