Lory Thorp, M2M Product Development, Vodafone

Bio: Lory Thorpe is leading the Low Power Wide Area programme within Vodafone Group Enterprise Technology M2M and has been with Vodafone for just over a year.

Prior experience includes 18 years in the telecoms industry, working with major global telecommunications vendors Huawei Technologies and Ericsson. She has extensive experience across a broad range of technologies in leading high performance teams to define and deliver cutting edge solutions to the market. She is passionate about technology transformation and innovation and particularly enjoys the challenge of exploring the art of the possible and “making things work”. But above all she is driven by the satisfaction of witnessing the benefits and changes that new technology application can bring to people’s everyday lives. Her end-to-end technical knowledge, coupled with good business and strategic understanding have been built through her experience in working together with industry bodies, partners and industry verticals. This is key in her current role, at the heart of the Internet of Things revolution.

Lory lives with her family near London, in the UK and is originally from Canada.