It is important for an entrepreneur to be visionary, to have and acquire many skill sets, and have the passion & drive to build a company from startup to a successful business. Fay is a thought leader who has demonstrated all these traits throughout her career; strong technology background with a solid understanding of marketing, finance and business development. Fay was the co-founder of Vodafone xone brand and became the CEO, the technology incubator and R&D center in Silicon Valley until July 2014. Fay successfully launched Vodafone xone in Silicon Valley in September 2011, which became the global Beta brand (consumer & startup) for Vodafone Group and expanded the brand & operating model to Italy, Spain, Germany and Egypt. She managed Vodafone Ventures, the strategic corporate venture capital arm and also was the President of Vodafone Americas Foundation, with mission to enable mobile technology to advance social change. Prior to Vodafone, Fay was the co-founder and CEO of three technology start-ups that built location-based services, quality of service, and multimedia content distribution platforms used by mobile operators globally.
She not only has great technical ability, but also the desire and talent to build a business and has a strong sense for opportunities.
Fay is an inventor and has authored 12 patents. She received received the Concordia University Alumni of the Year in 2018. She was named as one of the most influential women business leader in Silicon Valley by San Francisco Business in 2014. In 2006, Fay received the distinguished Business in Vancouver’s “Top 40 Under 40” award presented to those who are under the age of 40 and are exceptional outstanding leaders in their chosen fields shaping the country’s future. In 2007, she was the Canadian technology and innovation representative to the White House.
Specialties: Startup, investment fund raising, government grant
wireless networks, decentralized cloud, software systems, Leadership, strategy
Available For: Speaking
Travels From: Oakland, California
Speaking Topics: edge cloud, digital transformation, innovation
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