Thomas Kicker heads of the Deutsche Telekom’s Group Partnering and Business Development. With teams in San Francisco, Tel Aviv, London and Bonn, he is responsible of scouting for innovation partnerships to help differentiate and amend Deutsche Telekom’s product portfolio as well as manage and develop existing partnerships across the groups European footprint. The managed partners range from the big OTT partners to category champions in the AI, IoT, security, entertainment and digitization sector. Recently, Thomas also took over the responsibility for DT’s incubator hub:raum. Thomas has 15 years experience in the telecom industry, where he held several senior management positions to drive revenues and new business development. In his prior role as Chief Commercial Officer at T-Mobile Austria, he was responsible for marketing, sales and service both for B2B and B2C. Thomas started his career in strategy consulting and is ever since highly engaged with start-ups.