As Chief Technology Officer for Nokia’s business in North and South America, Mike is responsible for supporting customer engagements and influencing corporate strategy in product direction and roadmaps. As such, Mike has been a key presenter for strategic vision within and outside the region.
Mike joined Nokia in 2005 as Japan country manager, where he had P&L responsibility. He also led the formation of a senior team during the Softbank takeover of Vodafone.
He then moved to the role of Head of Technology for the Asia-Pacific region, managing activities in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. In this function, his focus was roadmap planning for the region, LTE entry and development, and communicating the telecom vision with a focus on broadband profitability.
Prior to joining Nokia, Mike was the former head of WCDMA development for Nortel Networks. Mike had primary responsibility for delivering that technology in 2001 to European customers. He then moved to Asia where he was instrumental in establishing the LG-Nortel joint venture in Korea. After that, Mike headed the Nortel Networks Asia-Pacific Wireless sales business, covering all countries in the region.
Mike has a master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo in Canada. He has lived in Canada, China, France, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Turkey, and is now based in Dallas, Texas. Mike is fluent in English and French. He is a sought-after speaker on the topics of 5G and the race to 5G, and his contributed articles have appeared in RCR Wireless News and Light Reading.