Elizabeth Ponsford

A senior product manager in O2’s new product innovation team, Elizabeth leads 5G product development for Business.

With 20 years experience in ICT, she’s established a solid career in marketing at Alcatel Lucent, Advantage Business Systems and Compuware, and joined O2 in 2005. In 2015, ready for a new challenge, Elizabeth moved over to New Product Development where she’s gained expertise in early ideation, product development and product launches, always looking at new, disruptive and innovative ways to solve customers’ problems. Now responsible for 5G, she works with larger businesses to explore and deliver the benefits of this new technology from a commercial and customer experience perspective. Having delivered O2’s first customer 5G trials, she is now building 5G products to launch this year. Originally starting her career with a degree in Geography and roles in travel and the food and drink sector, Elizabeth would never consider herself a “techie” but is passionate about making the opportunities of technology accessible to everyone.