Announcing the Fourth Lion of the Lions Den 2023, Mihaela Ambrozie from Vodafone

Lions don’t concern themselves with the opinions of sheep…

As part of The Innovators 2023, ROCCO introduces within the Genesis event an innovation showcase session where companies can present ideas /products or solutions. An important part of this is the Lion’s Den.

Lion’s Den

A Vendor/MNO pitches an innovative idea / product / solution which could help the Roaming, Messaging, Interconnect and Fraud & Security industry to generate revenues or save costs, become more efficient or offer more quality solutions to end subscribers. They will present to a panel of Lions who give live feedback to them in-front of the Genesis audience.

Mihaela Ambrozie

Mihaela is the Head of Operations at Vodafone Roaming Services (VRS). She is a senior technology leader with strong international background and record of accomplishment in IT&Telco domains and is part of the management team that steers VRS paths towards success.
Mihaela joined Vodafone in 1998 as Roaming Engineer in Romania and in 2009 she has been part of the start-up team of VRS that created the basis of an award-winning Roaming Hub with the aim of offering superior experience for Operators and customers.
In her current position since April 2022, she leads the Operations team of VRS with end-to-end accountability from strategy to delivery in areas such as customer roaming experience, technology footprint, the transformation of infrastructure, data services and digital capabilities.
She is married with one daughter, and she enjoys travelling and discovering other cultures.

Many of a lion’s traits are embodied perfectly within Mihaela. She holds an MSc degree in Electronics and Telecommunications and is passionate about cultural transformation through creativity, inclusion, and collaboration.

How Lion’s Den works

  • Companies/ Individuals pitch their idea to the Lions, showing with a maximum of 7 slides the full solution, its name, cost, use, time to market, etc
  • The Lions will listen with an open mind to each idea which is being pitched to them.
  • The Lions will ask direct questions, and debate among themselves the pros and cons of the idea and whether they like the idea.
  • They will give honest feedback/constructive criticism stating why they approve or disapprove of the business idea/solution and provide a final opinion.
  • Lions are intimidating, and not always nice, you don’t know how they will react, but they will ultimately provide good advice

The Lions (all people from MNOs) will rate their innovations: 25% of the overall score in The Innovators 2023 Report. Then the audience at Genesis will also have a chance to rate the idea: 25% of the overall score.

Find out more about The Innovators here.