Andy JonesManaging Director at Jonesthefone Consulting
Andy Jones has over 30 years of experience in mobile telecommunications. As an engineering graduate in 1989 he joined a young company that his college friends had never heard of - that company’s name was Vodafone. During his 20 year tenure with the company Andy progressed to lead many technology innovation, network transformation and infrastructure procurement programmes.
From 2005-2009 he served as Vodafone’s Head of Strategy and Architecture with a responsibility covering 20+ global Vodafone markets. Since 2009, Andy has built a thriving independent consulting business, providing strategic insight to 50+ clients with a stake in telecom innovation.
Andy serves on the advisory board of several startups, including Continual - applying AI/ML to network optimisation and monetisation; Dali Wireless - a specialist in fronthaul networking; and Saguna - a pioneer in mobile edge computing.
Andy has seen emerging mobile technologies such as 5G and MEC from more perspectives than most during his career - as an operator intrapeneur; as an advisor and as an independent consultant working with partners in the ecosystem.