Speaker profile

Matt Beal

Director, Technology Strategy and Architecture
Vodafone Group

Matt Beal currently serves as Director, Technology Strategy and Architecture for
Vodafone Group. In this role, Matt oversees the global strategy and development of
technology transformation and modernisation initiatives. Current initiatives range
from Cloud and Network Virtualisation to 5G, Big Data, Internet of Things and
Information Technology simplification. Having worked across a variety of start-up,
competitive and incumbent carriers, Matt is experienced in large-scale technology
transformation and corporate consolidation.

Matt joined Vodafone in 2014 from CenturyLink where he held the role of Chief
Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Product
Development. During his six years at CenturyLink, Matt led the strategy,
development and implementation of CenturyLink’s network virtualisation, fibre
access, cloud and IP TV solutions and assisted in the consolidation of Qwest, Embarq
and Savvis.

Prior to CenturyLink, Matt led significant transformation and network implementation
initiatives, including BT’s 21 Century Network programme, with earlier start-up work
at WilTel Communications, now a holding of Level3. Matt holds a Bachelor’s Degree in
Computer Science from Washington University in St Louis, where he also pursued
Doctoral studies before beginning his telecommunications career.

Agenda sessions

Day One

March 24, 2020

12:00 pm
The 5G challenge: What new opportunities are there for telcos by deploying intelligent Networks?