Mr. Luke Ibbetson has been with Vodafone since 1996 and currently heads the Vodafone Group Strategy and R&D organisation, responsible for all aspects of network research and strategy including Vodafone’s participation in international standards & industry alliances, definition of the architectural blueprint for future networks, trials of emerging / disruptive technologies and concepts and long term spectrum planning. Luke is leading Vodafone's 5G programme, Chairs the NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Networks alliance) 5G Requirements and Architecture work, and is Vice Chair of the NGMN 5G “Board Committee” charged with overseeing the entire 5G programme. Luke is also a proud pioneer of Narrow Band IoT technology for Low Power Wide Area networks, and is Chairman of the GSMA’s NB-IoT Forum.
As CEO of YTL Communications, Mr. Wing K. Lee and his team built Malaysia’s largest all-4G; all-IP network. In 2021, they achieved another milestone of being the first to launch 5G nationwide.
Prior to YTL, Wing spent over 17 years in the United States in leadership positions to build the first nationwide fiber optics network, the first nationwide wireless data network, and the first commercial 4G network.
Awarded “Asian American Engineer of the Year” in the 2002 US National Engineers Week, Wing also holds 33 US Patents in addition to Singaporean and Korean patents.He attended the University of Texas at Austin and MIT.