Vodafone Executive joins TM Forum Board of Directors to drive Open Digital Architecture (ODA)

Via TM Forum Press & News

Feb 8, 2022

Scott Petty, Chief Digital & IT Officer joins TM Forum Board to build industry collaboration, accelerate digital transformation, create business agility and help telcos compete with digital giants

London, UKTM Forum, the industry association driving digital transformation through collaboration, today announces its latest addition to its Board of Directors with the appointment of Scott Petty, Chief Digital & IT Officer at Vodafone. Scott brings a wealth of experience in IT, commercial and network leadership roles, driving strategic initiatives such as O-RAN and network evolution to put the power of connectivity in customers’ hands.

Vodafone has been a member of TM Forum since 1996 and has since evolved to become a leading technology company, driving greater innovation capabilities to transform its customer experience across 21 countries. To do this, Vodafone has used TM Forum’s expertise and collaborative approach to solve common business challenges. Through this partnership, Vodafone is on a mission to unlock industry growth by delivering the framework, tools and code to significantly reduce time to market and operating costs, enable federation and deliver the best possible digital experience.

Nik Willetts, CEO, TM Forum comments : “Vodafone is a creator and early adopter of TM Forum’s Open Digital Architecture (ODA) and APIs to digitally transform and thrive in the digital era. Scott’s expertise in driving digital transformation makes him an ideal addition to the Board of Directors as he understands how Communication Service Providers (CSPs) can establish their business on digital architecture to drive business, organizational and operational agility.”

TM Forum’s Board of Directors navigates the organization’s strategy and success on behalf of its members. The Board determines how the Forum serves its members and the broader industry by setting direction, priorities, key themes and initiatives. The Board aims to have a representative balance of member industry sectors and geographies with various types of service providers, software companies, equipment suppliers and systems integrators.

On the appointment, Steffen Roehn Chairman, TM Forum comments: “I’m honored to welcome Scott to the Board of Directors at what is an extremely exciting time for both TM Forum and the wider industry. As CSPs look to succeed and compete in the digital economy, Scott’s experience in delivering enhanced business capability and driving innovation to support business growth, will provide TM Forum’s members with a path to success. Scott and with him Vodafone bring the prespective of a global company, which will drive the value of our global and open collaboration”

“I’m delighted to join TM Forum’s Board of Directors and support the Forum’s mission and commitment to driving industry change,” adds Petty. “As Vodafone undergoes its evolution from a network service provider to a technology communications company, I’m excited to share my lessons, collaborate and exchange ideas to help other members thrive on their own transformation journeys.”


Scott leads the newly integrated European Digital & IT team that will drive Vodafone’s transformation to a New Generation Telco and ultimate ambition to become a Technology Communications Company. Prior to this, Scott was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Vodafone UK, where he was responsible for operational excellence, delivering enhanced business capability and driving innovation to support business growth.

About TM Forum

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