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Matt Twilley
Former Head of Consulting & Innovation, Middle East & Africa at Vodafone Business


Matt is the Head of Consulting & Innovation in Vodafone Global Enterprise for Middle East and Africa Region.

Matt started his career as a soldier in the British Army, following a line of family history in the Army, Air Force and Marines. In the British Army he used Racal/Marconi equipment (the birth of Vodafone) technology during the Cold War with a first posting to Berlin in September 1989 where one month later the Cold War ended dramatically. During his time in the British Army, Matt was stationed Germany, Northern Ireland, Belize and Angola where he spent time with the UN Peacekeepers. In 1996 Matt left the British Army to learn how to be a civilian taking on various jobs including, Barman, Airline Steward, Hotel Concierge, Food & Beverage Manager and a Driving School Manager.

In 2005 he moved from Brighton, UK to London and took up a role in a recruitment company, Adecco, as European Training Manager with a range of offerings from basic recruitment sales through to people management training.

Two years later Matt joined Vodafone as Learning & Development Manager on the EVO Programme (ERP implementation) in September 2007. Shortly afterwards, in March 2008, he moved to Budapest to assist in the set-up of Vodafone’s first Shared Service Centre. After three years of migrations to Shared Services, Vodafone then took Matt to Milan and Istanbul to continue with the EVO Programme roll out and eventually back to London, where he joined Group Finance.

One of the major activities in Finance Operations was to facilitate Digital Labs, an event where business leaders could bring their business problems and with the help of a small, global team, using lean and agile methodologies work on some potential digital solutions.

Now, as Head of Consulting & Innovation in MEA he is working with clients to give them an opportunity to achieve their goals through the technologies that Vodafone has to offer.

Agenda Sessions

  • Case study: From telco to ‘Techco’