Rajeev Suri is the next CEO of Nokia, the company which sold substantially whole of its hardware lineup to Microsoft, last week. It is clear that Nokia has moved on, and is determined to concentrate on broader problems for the telecom industry, and its own HERE maps for navigation. The company claims that its navigation technology can be found on four out of five cars in Europe and North America, integrated right on the dashboards.
Rajeev Suri on Nokia’s HERE maps
Our view is that only one other company has location services that come close to the depth and breadth of those from HERE – and HERE has the advantage of being independent from any operating system or single business model
Rajeev Suri is working with Nokia over 20 years and took over as CEO of Nokia Solutions & Networks (aka Nokia Siemens, now renamed just “Networks”) in 2009 — experience that will prove relevant to the first of three focus points for Nokia going forward. Some other moves Nokia is making are, interim CEO Risto Siilasmaa goes back to his role as solely Chairman of the Board of Directors and Michael Halbherr takes over as CEO of Here. In a video address (embedded after the break), Suri says he anticipates that coming changes in tech “will be as profound as the creation of the internet,” and sees opportunities in front of Nokia that are “as great as I have ever seen.”
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