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Press Release | 07 Feb 2018

Vodafone UK appoints Scott Petty as Chief Technology Officer

Vodafone UK appoints Scott Petty as Chief Technology Officer

Vodafone UK has announced that Scott Petty has joined as Chief Technology Officer, succeeding Jorge Fernandes.

Vodafone UK has announced that Scott Petty has joined as Chief Technology Officer, succeeding Jorge Fernandes.

Scott was previously Vodafone Group Technology Enterprise Director, responsible for defining and implementing the Group’s Technology strategy for Enterprise, and managing all aspects of Enterprise product development and customer solutions, from design to delivery. Working closely with Vodafone’s local markets, including the UK, and our Enterprise Business Units, Scott and his team have focused on creating a great Enterprise customer experience, underpinned by world-class service and digital transformation. During his tenure, Vodafone has secured market leading positions in several areas of Enterprise services, including IoT, fixed network services and unified communications.

Scott joined Vodafone in 2009 from Dimension Data, where he held various positions, including running their Global Services Business and serving as CIO.

Commenting on his appointment, Scott said: “I’m delighted to be joining Vodafone UK at this exciting time, as we drive forward the likes of artificial intelligence, 5G and full fibre broadband, all of which will power the new digital economy. We aim to be the key enabler of this digital revolution, drawing on our leading position in areas such as IoT and unified communications to transform how businesses operate and how we live our lives.”

As part of these changes, Kye Prigg, who is currently Vodafone UK’s Head of Mobile Networks, will also take on responsibility for fixed networks. This is in recognition of Kye’s vital role in helping to create Vodafone’s most reliable network ever, and will help the business to meet the growing demand for unified communications.

About Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK connects people, businesses and devices to help our customers benefit from digital innovation. Our services span mobile, fixed line connections, home and office broadband and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Having made the UK’s first mobile phone call and sent the first text message, Vodafone has a history as a tech pioneer. In 2018 we made the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G, and were first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. We now have 5G in more places than anyone else, with multiple locations now live across the UK and the rest of Europe.

Today we serve more than 18 million mobile and fixed line customers in the UK, with 4G network coverage at 99%.  Our customers voted us the UK’s Best Mobile Network at the 2018 Trusted Reviews Awards – for the second year in a row. To help deliver Gigabit UK, our full-fibre broadband roll-out programme now covers 15 UK towns and cities through partnerships with CityFibre and Openreach.

Connectivity is at the heart of what we do as it gives us a huge opportunity for good. We are using our network, products, talents and technology to help society prosper and respond to significant social and environmental issues.  Our free Digital Parenting magazine is helping families and schools across the UK to navigate the online world safely. Meanwhile, the Vodafone Foundation’s work with researchers at Imperial College is developing personalised cancer treatment using the processing power of smartphones.

We are part of Vodafone Group, one of the world’s largest technology communications companies, with mobile operations in 26 countries, partnerships with mobile networks in 55 more, and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets.  As of 30 September 2019, Vodafone Group had approximately 625 million mobile customers, 27 million fixed broadband customers, and 22 million TV customers – including all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates.

For more information about Vodafone UK, please visit: www.vodafone.co.uk

 

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