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  • dtw103-tt-sweden-uk-iot-hires
    Strategy & Change

    Deutsche Telekom targets Sweden and UK in IoT sales push


    Two new sales roles to support European growth ambition. DT’s B2B overhaul bears fruit as DT IoT and DTBS work together to expand IoT business. IoT Hub takes longer than expected to launch commercial offerings.

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    Latest BT people moves: Karonis replacement named at Enterprise


    Following the launch of BT Digital and BT Networks, Dave Matthews was appointed BT Enterprise CTIO to fill Karonis’ shoes. BT Non‑Executive Director Cheshire takes a Chairman role at Spire Healthcare. BT Global SVP Roger Woodend departs for AWS.

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    Schüler coronated as VM‑O2 CEO


    Lutz Schüler, dynamic Virgin Media chief, with a track record at O2 Germany, is to lead the new VM‑O2 joint venture, subject to competition clearance. O2 CFO and experienced merger overseer Patricia Cobian to take on the JV finance role. No room for O2 CEO Mark Evans. ...

  • dtw103-tt-ulrich-dt-chairman

    DT’s long-running search for new chair continues


    A replacement for Deutsche Telekom’s outgoing Supervisory Board Chairman Lehner continues after tight‑lipped incumbent gave nothing away at Group AGM. External candidates considered. Disappointment of scuppered Harald Krüger appointment not yet rectified.

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    Strategy & Change

    Networks joins Digital division to replace BT Technology


    BT Technology was shuttered and replaced by two new divisions: BT Digital and BT Networks. Harmeen Mehta and Howard Watson at the respective helms as BT seeks transformation and modernisation. Fotis Karonis replacement named at BT Enterprise.

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    CEO Avidan leaves Deutsche Telekom IoT


    Dennis Nikles appointed new MD at DT IoT. After building DT’s independent IoT business, Avidan exits company “ at his own request ”.

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    Latest Vodafone people moves: former execs take vendor CxO spots


    Recent Vodafone alumni changes include a Syniverse CEO; Avanti CTO; and LogMeIn CISO. Cloud Hosting guru Colin Barrett swaps to IoT in Ireland. Vodafone Albania commercial promotions. More Vi senior leadership changes: CFO out; regional CTO in.

  • btw322-tt-sir-ian-cheshire

    Cheshire puts hat in the ring for BT chair job


    Current BT non‑exec seeking to buck the trend and encourage Group to look internally for du Plessis replacement. Cheshire brings considerable experience and strong political links, but may lack the skills needed for future battles.

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    Teoh throws in the towel at TPG Telecom


    Investors spooked by unexpected resignation of TPG Chairman, cutting share‑price by nearly 7%. Billionaire businessman Teoh vague about reasons for departure. Son Shane resigns from board as Non-Executive Director.

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    Latest Telefónica people moves: Cybersecurity & Cloud “almost complete”


    Telefónica Tech’s Cybersecurity Cloud carve‑out nearing finalisation. Former CIO Phil Jordan drops TalkTalk board seat. Alastria legal chief joins Telefónica. Álvarez‑Pallete adds backing to initiative.

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    BT Regulatory Affairs lead Cathryn Ross sets sail


    Regulatory Affairs Director and Executive Committee member Ross’s departure announced a week after Ofcom market review job‑done. Set to take newly‑created Strategy Regulatory Affairs role at Thames Water.

  • dtw103-tt-dominique-leroy
    Strategy & Change

    DT’s Leroy signals European consolidation ambitions


    Deutsche Telekom’s new Head of Europe indicates that the bloc’s fragmented market is ripe for change.

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    Public Affairs

    Telefónica sacks security execs in fraud probe: reports


    ElevenPaths’ partner relationships under scrutiny as Group looks into dealings within managed security services unit. Report ties investigation with Govertis takeover in 2020, and senior executive reshuffle flagged in February.

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    Latest Deutsche Telekom movers: T‑Mobile US names trio of CxOs


    T‑Mobile US appoints Callie Field Chief Customer Experience Officer, one of three new C‑suite appointments. T‑Mobile Czech Republic CEO brings in old friend Bellassai to replace outgoing Bóna as Commercial lead. Networks! rejigs Advisory Board.

  • dtw103-tt-cody-sanford

    T-Mobile CIO Cody Sanford exits amid IT–digital reshuffle


    Cody Sanford, Chief Information Officer and Chief Product Officer at T‑Mobile US, is set to leave to pursue “ external opportunities ”. Chief Operating Officer Brian King steps into CIO vacancy. Wider reshuffle flagged to support new digital strategy.

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    Co-founder of Vodacom’s IoT.nxt resigns


    CEO of South African IoT startup steps down in what appears abrupt decision. Move comes despite repeated talking-up of IoT.nxt’s progress and potential by parents Vodacom and Vodafone. Statement highlights new leadership will steer IoT.nxt’s “ journey of globalisation ” under Vodacom’s stewardship.

  • vfw195-tt-heide-baumann

    Transformation guru Baumann joins Vodafone Germany


    Former Microsoft transformation lead Heide Baumann named Director, Commercial Operations at German operator. Brings experience from BT, Liberty, and Three to Vodafone.

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    Vodafone people moves: Group tech rejig spreads out


    Donà and El Sayed share technology leadership at Vodafone UK. Vodafone Business builds out SoHo commercial team. Vodacom draws Paytm’s Kaul as financial services Super App emerges with its first “ tenants ”. YeboYethu rotates its board, with long‑time Chair Bassa set to leave. ...

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    Telefónica people moves: Cybersecurity & Cloud CIO named


    Flavio Reis takes CIO job at Telefónica Tech’s Cybersecurity Cloud unit, with ElevenPaths’ Sarwat also joining the ranks. Brendan O’Reilly gets replaced by Telefónica Mexico CTIO on the Cornerstone board, suggesting a new O2 UK CTIO may be in the works. Burzako fills in Oslé’s ...

  • dtw103-tt-hottges-longest-reign

    Höttges achieves longest CEO reign at DT


    After seven years (and a few days), Tim Höttges outlasts predecessors. He is also the highest paid telco CEO in Europe. Sprint merger bonus puts his FY20 takings close to €7m.