Lory Thorpe is an Executive leader with over 20 years senior level, global experience in telecommunications and digital transformation, with a technology, innovation and partnership background in next generation networks, security and connectivity enabled verticals across Private and Public sector. Her experience includes both operator and vendor roles, working formajor telecommunication companies such as Ericsson, Nokia and Vodafone. Lory was previously leading the IBM Consulting Global Strategy and Offering Portfolio Telco Transformation and has recently transitioned into the IBM Quantum team, leading the Quantum Safe for Telco agenda. She is the chair and one of the founders of the GSMA Post Quantum Telco Network Task Force. She was previously leading the IBM Consulting Global Strategy and Offering Portfolio Telco Transformation. Lory is based in London, UK.