Lory Thorpe

Industry Partner, Telco Transformation Consulting, IBM

Lory Thorpe

Speaker Bio


Lory Thorpe is an industry partner leading the IBM Consulting Global Offering Portfolio for 5G and Network Transformation. With over 20 years of experience in digital transformation and telecommunications and a strong technology and innovation background in networks, IoT, security and data/AI. As a technology and business executive, she has worked at the intersection of strategy, information technology, and telco. Currently, Lory is supporting IBM Consulting’s mission in building the global portfolio offering for the evolution to become the leading service partner for next generation networks. She also currently serves as the chairperson for GSMA’s Post-Quantum Telco Network Taskforce, whose goal is to define policy, regulation and operator business processes for the enhanced protection of telecommunications in a future of advanced quantum computing. Over the course of her career, Lory has worked in highly technical roles with major global telecommunications vendors and operators, building extensive industry experience across a broad range of technologies and leading high-performance teams in the definition and commercialization of cutting-edge capabilities.