CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features Vodafone.
Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 55 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 31 March 2015, Vodafone had 446 million mobile customers and 12 million fixed broadband customers.
Chief Technology Officer
Board director since June 2009
Stephen Pusey, Group Chief Technology Officer, joined Vodafone in September 2006 and the Board with effect from 1 June 2009. He is responsible for all aspects of Vodafone’s networks, IT capability, research and development.
Prior to joining Vodafone, he held the positions of Executive Vice President and President, Nortel EMEA, having joined Nortel in 1982, gaining a wealth of international experience across both the wireline and wireless industries and in business applications and solutions.
Prior to Nortel, he spent several years with British Telecom. Stephen is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.
Group R&D Director
Siavash Alamouti joined Vodafone in March 2010 to lead Group R&D. He is based in Paddington but travels regularly to other sites where Group R&D labs are located.
He received B.A.Sc and the M.A.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, in 1989 and 1991, respectively.
Before Vodafone he was an Intel Fellow in the Mobility Group and chief technology officer of the Mobile Wireless Group, responsible for all wireless standards and the technology roadmap. He was also known as the champion of WiMAX and WiGig technologies at Intel.
Prior to joining Intel in 2004, he was the CTO of a start up called Vivato (a smart antenna WiFi company), an held various positions at Cadence Design Systems, AT&T Wireless Services and at MPR Teltech Ltd.
He holds over 20 patents in the areas of wireless communication applications and wireless systems design and is most well known for the invention of the Alamouti Code. His well known paper was selected as one of the 50 most influential papers in the 50 year history of IEEE Communications Society in 2001.
Head Vodafone xone (Venture, Incubation and Americas Foundation)
Fay Arjomandi joined Vodafone in January 2011 and by September 2011 successfully launched Vodafone xone. Vodafone xone is the company’s new R&D Center in Silicon Valley, with the one goal, to fast track new products delivery to Vodafone’s markets around the world.
At Vodafone xone, Fay leads the incubation work with start-up companies, Vodafone Ventures and Vodafone Americas Foundation. Fay also spearheads the partnership work with emerging and disruptive technologies from start-up companies to help the startup companies to develop, test and prepare for user trials for global markets.
Fay is a successful serial entrepreneur with experience specializing in wireless communications, software applications and protocol development. Prior to Vodafone, Fay was the co-founder and CEO of three technology start-ups that built location-based services, quality of service, and multimedia content distribution platforms used by mobile operators globally.
As a pragmatic technology innovator, Fay has authored 12 patents. In 2006, Fay received the distinguished Business In Vancouver’s “Top 40 Under 40” award.
In 2007, she was the Canadian technology and innovation representative to the White House. Fay holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Concordia