Vinnett has spent her career acting as entrepreneurial and commercial lead of £ multi-million IoT (Internet of Things) partnership opportunities and has a long track record of successful first to market launches. She delivered the UK’s first Wi-Fi hotspots for Toshiba and BT and is currently Head of IoT at Telefónica UK, where she leads a dedicated team of IoT specialists. Vinnett has ultimate responsibility for developing O2 Telefónica’s IoT business 2020 fast growth strategy.
Vinnett is a recognised IoT thought leader and a regular speaker at Government policy conferences. She is a Government-funded Gateway Project Board member for Autonomous Vehicles and a Smart Cities and Autonomous Vehicles subject matter expert.
Prior to O2 Telefónica, Vinnett founded and ran a technology management consultancy, V100, which assisted businesses at all stages of life cycle from start-ups, through the growth and scale-up to blue chips. At V100, Vinnett provided Strategic IT, Telecommunications, M2M and IoT solutions for customers, in addition to publishing papers on the IoT.
Prior to V100, Vinnett worked on large M2M / IoT enterprise partnerships for EE, Toshiba and Symantec.