Luke Ibbetson

Luke Ibbetson has been with Vodafone since 1996 and leads the Vodafone Group Research and Development organisation, responsible for all aspects of future research including trials of emerging / disruptive technologies, new industry partnerships and the creation of future revenue engines through advanced technology.

Luke is an active participant in several Industry Initiatives including Board member of the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), Chairman of the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Strategy and Programme Committee, Vice Chair for the GSMA Post Quantum Telco Networks Task Force, Advisory Board for UK TechWorks, and Board member for several venture backed new technology companies in which Vodafone has invested including AST Space Mobile. Luke is a proud pioneer of Narrow Band IoT technology and is currently shaping Vodafone's thinking on 6G, the adoption of non-terrestrial networks, and preparing for the Quantum era. Luke is a passionate supporter of innovative thinking, helping to create new opportunities for technology to change lives and society for the better.