Brendan O’Reilly

Group CTO
BAI Communications

With almost two decades of telecommunications expertise, Brendan O’Reilly brings a proven track record of delivering complex technology strategies and programmes to his role with BAI Communications (BAI). Based out of London, Brendan’s role is focused on accelerating BAI’s expansion of its neutral host solutions and magnifying its strengths as a telecommunications infrastructure service provider. This remit forms a core part of BAI’s growth strategy, which aims to cement the business as a global leader in the delivery of shared 5G network infrastructure. Brendan joined BAI from Telefónica where he was the Chief Technology Officer for O2’s UK operation for six years, boasting achievements such as leading the development of O2’s network share partnership with Vodafone, O2’s fastest 4G deployment in the UK and the recent launch of its 5G network. Specifically, Brendan had accountability for O2’s strategy, design, planning, test, delivery and operation of the entire mobile and fixed network, messaging, and Wi-Fi, supported by his team of more than 700 professional engineers. Delivering the best customer experience is at the heart of how Brendan works, knowing that his people are key to achieving this. Brendan is a strong advocate for his people and actively supports their development and self-learning.