Arch Summit

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Suppliers & SCM

Vodafone Supplier Awards 2020: winners

VPC dished out eight awards in its first digital edition. Accenture the standout: ‘Supplier of the Year’ and outstanding technology performance recognised. Nokia picks up two trophies, too. Sitetracker win nods to Tomorrow Street value. Ericsson and Huawei absent.

Vodafone gears up for more C-V2X partnerships

Partnerships & Alliances

Vodafone gears up for more C-V2X partnerships

Ibbetson sees ecosystem gaps. 5GAA says lack of in‑built short‑range communications in vehicles is holding back C‑V2X adoption in Europe.

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Suppliers & SCM

Vodafone cancels 2020 partner meetup

Luxembourg’s Arch Summit pushed back to late-2021.  Wait goes on for Technology 2025 reveal.

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Events

Vodafone postpones Arch Summit 2020 on coronavirus fears

Luxembourg get-together moved back to October 2020.

Vodafone Supplier Awards 2018/19

Events

Vodafone Supplier Awards: Ericsson shines

Ericsson steals the show, after years in Huawei and Nokia’s shadows. Ninian Wilson emphasises NPS as awards-driver.

Arch Summit Day 2

Strategy & Change

Tomorrow Street bedded in, says exiting CEO

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.

Arch Summit

Events

Startup Competition: Twin-tracks: Future Tech and Social Impact

Arch Summit now established on startup event circuit. Wide range of entries: newborns to scaleups; leftfield to serial entrepreneurs. Industry judges impress by out-performing the celebrities.

Vodafone Switching Channel

Content & TV

Vodafone switching channel

Pay-TV – where the Liberty acquisition promises to make Vodafone Europe’s second-largest player behind Sky – was highlighted at Arch Summit as a particular point of leverage for the Group when it comes to strengthening its consumer proposition.

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Strategy & Change

Vodafone Group seeks to shore base with ‘One More Service’ plan

The Group is refreshing its defensive commercial strategy. Marginal-gains mission handed to all OpCos and central functions.

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Strategy & Change

Vodafone Group Foundation joins play for innovation partnerships with Ventures arm

Vodafone’s Group Foundation is adding a new, “commercial” layer to its Connecting for Good strategy, with the establishment of a dedicated investment vehicle called Vodafone Business Ventures (VBV).

Rohit Adlakha

Strategy & Change

Supply chain: VPC tightening up act with SCM Control Centre

Ninian Wilson, Global Supply Chain Director at Vodafone, used his keynote at Arch Summit to highlight ongoing digitisation of Vodafone Procurement Company’s (VPC) internal functions as it continues to spearhead efforts to drive cost out of the Group’s P&L.

Johan Wibergh

Strategy & Change

Technology: Wibergh trailers next five-year plan for Group Tech

Johan Wibergh, Chief Technology Officer of Vodafone, used the Arch Summit to provide a teaser on the Group’s coming “Technology 2025” strategic update, and a glimpse into leadership’s latest thinking about how it can protect revenue and relevance as challenges continue to mount.

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Events

Arch Summit 2019: Group ponders new partner models at 2019 Arch Summit

Arch Summit now established as a forum for Vodafone suppliers and partners. Wibergh teases-out Vodafone’s Technology 2025 strategy; fuelled by ‘radical simplification’ mantra, ‘Technology Communications Company’ goal. VPC’s Wilson walks-the-digital-walk with SCM Control Centre; outlines multi-dimensional supply chain (and partnering) vision. £50m-budget Group Foundation getting commercial with VBV investment ...

Vodafone announce Supplier Awards 2018/19 at Arch Summit

Special Report

Vodafone Group announce Supplier Awards 2018/19 at Arch Summit

Tomorrow Street’s Arch Summit 2019 hosted the 2018/19 Vodafone Supplier Awards in Luxembourg last night, in what is becoming a customary part of the annual event aimed around bridging the gap between corporations and startups.

Arch 2019: Vodafone’s ‘global innovation event’

Partnerships & Alliances

Arch 2019: Vodafone’s ‘global innovation event’

Tomorrow Street’s Arch 2019 sees keynotes and supplier awards.

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Events

CEOs in Cars - Warrick Cramer talks about the Arch Summit 2018

CEOs in Cars - Warrick Cramer talks about the Arch Summit 2018