Thomas Aidan Curran
Senior Vice President Technology and Innovation, Deutsche Telekom
Thomas is DT Fellow, Senior Vice President Technology and Innovation of Deutsche Telekom AG. Thomas initiated the Group’s program for fostering talented young engineers and software developers, while driving innovation in a number of strategic software programs including Android, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Phone7, and Software Factory. Thomas joined Deutsche Telekom AG in March 2009 as Chief Technology Officer Products and Innovation. In this role, he was responsible for transforming Group’s Innovation Management, Research and Development (Deutsche Telekom Laboratories), Internet Service Provider (T-Online), IPTV platform, (T-Home Entertain), and the mobile cloud product family (Connected Life and Work) into a more modern and agile product development organisation. Passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship, Thomas founded five high tech software companies in his career so far. A graduate of University of Pennsylvania, he has held research and teaching roles at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Technical University Berlin, and the University of Arts in Berlin. He has written numerous books about software engineering and process modeling.