By Jason Bryan CEO, ROCCO Research

As you maybe aware in October 2019 ROCCO started the ROCCO 100 initiative to identify the 100 most influential people in Roaming and Interconnect. The response to the research project has been tremendous, with over 1000 votes with detailed responses of why the nominated people have been voted have been provided by voters from all parts of the world. We are expecting many more votes in the coming weeks until the voting closes at the end of February 2020. Read more about ROCCO 100 here.

As documented in our methodology, ROCCO will be analysing the data based on three factors, 1) the number of votes, 2) the characteristics score and  3) the reasons why the nominated people are considered to be influential which have been provided by each voter. This 3rd part of the score which is very subjective, will be judged independently by a panel of judges we have invited to help us with this project.

Today we are very honoured and pleased to announce our second ROCCO 100 judge Vicky Sleight, Chief Perfect Officer, The Perfect Ltd. With her wealth of experience, I can’t think of anyone better to judge this important research.

Over 18 years’ experience in Global Technology and Telecoms, Vicky leads organisations to build a workplace that reflects the diverse communities they serve and further Equality for all. She leads the TM Forum Diversity and Advisory Board, a collaboration of organisations within the industry, aiming to accelerate digital transformation and succeed in the digital economy through advancing inclusion. She continues her work in inclusion as Advisor/Associate to Tipping Point HR, providing a diverse approach to executive recruitment.

Vicky has formed her own successful boutique consulting company – Perfect Ltd which has allowed her to continue collaboration with key stakeholders in MNO’s and the wider eco-system, industry, government, NGO’s and academia. She has created and delivered global programs and interventions to benchmark industry wide progress against Diversity & Inclusion benchmarks.

Vicky is currently spear-heading a 2nd TM Forum global collaboration programme, on behalf of the tech communications industry for Digital  Organisation Transformation. This collaboration aims to build best practice to align organisational culture and performance with continuous improvement.

Her focus is also the diversity of impact and the formation of game changing teams through The GC Index® – a radical re-think of how organisations will identify and nurture key talent in the future and a commitment to identify and unleash Game Changers everywhere regardless of level and demographic.

A regular speaker with published articles, and an advocate of increasing awareness of societal issues amongst young people. linked to the Global Sustainable Development Goals. Vicky is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Vicky continues to drive equality through focussing on solutions through new technologies.Previously as Senior Director of Member Services at the GSMA – the Association for the telecoms industry, Vicky was responsible for leading the strategy, communications and operations for a community of 25,500 industry executives. This included revenue growth through marketing initiatives including strategy for global event presence. She was the creator and driving force behind the launch of the GSMA Connected Women programme on behalf of the Telecoms industry which highlights the opportunities available to women in the industry as well as to increase the number of women in senior management positions.