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Vodafone has always committed to deliver useful and inspiring innovation. In 1991 we enabled the world’s first international mobile roaming call. In 2002, with Vodafone Live! we set a new standard for mobile communications with internet access on the move. Fuelled by the desire for sustainable innovation, we recently introduced Vodafone Money Transfer which allows customers in emerging markets to send and receive money safely and easily using their mobile phone. We’ve also caused a stir in the industry with the Vodafone 150 – our most affordable ultra low cost handset yet. We’re a brand that loves change – if it’s not happening naturally then we’re creating it ourselves. It’s in our DNA to push forward, to create a better future, to never rest and find new ways that help people communicate. That’s the lifeblood that runs throughout Vodafone. We are driven to empower people.

Speakers By

Vodafone Group

Jussi Rissanen

Principal Product Manager Voice Assistants, Vodafone Group

Couple of decades in telecommunications product management at Nokia, Vodafone and including a start-up stint in between. Jussi believes "voicification" is the next big thing in creating great customer experiences also for mobile products and services.

Leonid Mishkind

Technical Product Owner, Vodafone Group

Leonid is the technical product owner for Chatbots and Voice Assistants working for Vodafone Group. During his time working with Vodafone, he was responsible for launching Vodafone services with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. His team was responsible for the launch of the first Google Assistant integration for a telecommunication company in the world – a great achievement and collaboration with Google. Leonid is a great enthusiast and believer in the AI technologies and thinks AI is revolutionizing our world and already now starts to have a significant impact on every aspect of our lives.

Thomas Neumann

Principal Manager Digital, Vodafone

Thomas is passionate about new technologies and how they can be used to improve our customers life. His focus is on digital channels with the ambition to create a wow effect for his customers. He is responsible to deliver the global chatbot solution to our local markets as well as delivering voice assistants. Thomas is super interested in new innovations in this space while having in mind how this really can drive NPS and customer satisfaction. He believes they are in the process of making a massive change from app world into the conversational world. He wants to ensure to drive this change rather than following and avoid the mistakes in 2007 when the apps started and nobody believed they will succeed. Thomas is equipped with a comprehensive background in the mobile industry - working in the technology branch for more than 15 years. He benefits from his international experience in several different countries and cultures as well as working in different roles and responsibilities. Being able to interact with business partners and executives builds the foundation to be able to move in any circles. 

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