Fay Arjomandi joined NantWorks in Aug 2014 and is currently CEO of NantMobile responsible for mobile technology and digital health. Since taking on her new role, Fay has transformed the business plan and go-to-market strategy, giving the company greater focus and repositioning it for growth. The company is now committed to developing mobile technology that indexes the physical world just as Google indexed the Internet, and provides enriched day-to-day enjoyment, utility, and wellness to consumers.
Prior to joining NantWorks Fay was the CEO of Vodafone xone where she brought an extensive wealth of expertise as an extraordinary entrepreneur to Vodafone’s new heart of innovation. Fay successfully launched Vodafone xone in Silicon Valley in September 2011, which has become the global incubation center of the Vodafone Group and the beta brand for Vodafone consumer in UK, Italy, Spain, Germany and Egypt.
Fay spearheaded the partnership work with emerging and disruptive technologies to enable start-up companies to develop, test and prepare for commercial deployment in global markets. Additionally, her role expanded to lead Vodafone Ventures, the strategic corporate venture capital arm of Vodafone Group. Fay’s broad range of roles at the company also included being the President of Vodafone Americas Foundation, an outreach program whose mission is to mobilize communities to resolve shared problems and to enable mobile technology to advance social change In addition to exceptional leadership and vision, Fay is a highly sought-after global speaker and industry thought leader given her specialization in wireless communications, software applications and protocol development.
Prior to Vodafone, Fay was the co-founder and CEO three start-up companies L3 Technology, Mobidia, and Disternet (now mimiktech). As a pragmatic technology innovator, Fay has authored 12 patents. In 2014, she was named as one of the most influential women business leader in Silicon Valley by San Francisco Business Week, and in 2006, received the distinguished Business In Vancouver’s “Top 40 Under 40” award presented to outstanding leaders in their chosen fields. In 2007, she was the Canadian technology and innovation representative to the White House.