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Gordon Smillie, Group Portfolio Strategy, BT Plc to stimulate Telco 2.0 Brainstorm

We’re delighted to confirm Gordon Smillie, Director, group portfolio strategy, BT Plc, as a stimulus presenter on Day One of the Telco 2.0 brainstorm. We’ll be briefing him in detail next week about what to focus on for the event and how to work with the ‘Mindshare’ process. In the meantime below is a short biog.

We’ve recently updated the event site re agenda, speakers etc: go here to see this.

Gordon is responsible for leading BT’s global portfolio strategy across all customer segments from consumer to large corporate customers. This involves determining what the group sells and the roadmap for services to be offered in the future. In addition, Gordon heads Business Development for Web21C, the group-wide programme to open up BT’s platform for applications and services.

His previous role was MD, ICT for BT group, where he led the corporate initiative to become a global networked IT Services Company. (ICT now accounts for 25% of group turnover). Prior to joining BT in July 2004, Gordon spent ten years with Microsoft (last role UK Group Executive Director), and ten years before that with IBM, leaving as Industry Director, in the Government, Utilities and Telecommunications industry group.

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