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CommScope named operator’s ‘Supplier of the Year’; also recognised for ‘Outstanding Technology Performance’.
Winners announced across nine categories for the second – and, COVID-permitting, final – digital edition. Ciena headlines as ‘Supplier of the Year’, doubles up with ‘Outstanding Technology Performance’. Ericsson and Huawei return to form after absence in 2020.
VPC dished out eight awards in its first digital edition. Accenture the standout: ‘Supplier of the Year’ and outstanding technology performance recognised.
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 ...
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.
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.
Vodafone’s Group Foundation is adds new, “commercial” layer to its Connecting for Good strategy.
The Group is refreshing its defensive commercial strategy. Marginal-gains mission handed to all OpCos and central functions.
Pay-TV highlighted at Arch Summit as a particular point of leverage for the Group when it comes to strengthening its consumer proposition.
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.
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.
Ericsson steals the show, after years in Huawei and Nokia’s shadows. Ninian Wilson emphasises NPS as awards-driver.
The two-day inaugural Arch Summit held in Luxembourg at the start of May 2018 revealed much about Vodafone Procurement Company’s (VPC) ambitions for its joint venture and event host Tomorrow Street, and how it seeks to evolve relationships with suppliers.
Across the Arch Summit’s two days, presentations varied from the prestigious and insightful to the uncomfortable and downright weird.
Ninian Wilson stressed that Tomorrow Street is “hugely strategic” and unique.
VPC tenth anniversary synchronised with Arch Summit.
Technology services and solutions provider Tech Mahindra entered fully into the spirit of the Arch Summit 2018 by bringing six of its TechMNxt ecosystem startup associates, with members of the group catching up with Vodafonewatch.
Putting out the (GDPR) privacy and compliance fires.