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ETIS Community Gathering 2018 - Speakers


NOKIA's Chairman of the Board

Risto is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nokia Corporation and an entrepreneur at heart. Through three massive transactions in just two years―the purchase of complete ownership of NSN, the sale of Nokia’s core mobile phone business to Microsoft, and the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent―Nokia was transformed from near death to a successful global technology leader .In addition to leading Nokia’s recent transformation, he is founder and Chairman of the Board of F-Secure, a Finnish internet security and content cloud service provider. As an active promoter of innovation culture, Risto is a well-known business angel, investing in several technology startups and serving on their boards. He was previously Chairman of the Board of Directors of Elisa Corporation from 2008 to 2012. 

He will release his new book, Transforming Nokia: The Power of Paranoid Optimism to Lead Through Colossal Change this October 2018, which focuses on how Nokia revived and reinvented itself as a new industry powerhouse―with leadership lessons for any company confronting massive change.



Cognizant’s Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Marketing Officer

Malcolm’s deep understanding of the digital economy—at scale across silos, organizations and marketplaces—and ability to see around technology’s tight corners are key factors in Cognizant’s consistent industry-leading growth and ability to address clients’ ever-changing business needs.

Malcolm’s influence is wide ranging and evident across media. He has co-authored two best-selling books, What to Do When Machines Do Everything (2017) and Code Halos (2014), both of which received multiple international book awards. He has also authored numerous white papers focusing on the Future of Work and created the term “SMAC Stack,” now an industry standard. A highly sought-after speaker, Malcolm has presented at various conclaves, including the World Economic Forum and the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals. He is frequently quoted, is the subject of a Harvard Business School case study and was named “one of the most influential people in finance” by Risk Management magazine.

Beyond his practical vision on artificial intelligence (AI) and experience as a founder and CEO of three business ventures, Malcolm works closely with Cognizant clients to gain business advantage from large-scale digital transformation programs.



Huawei Corporate Strategy Advisor & SPO LAB Chief Business Architect

Martin Creaner is currently Huawei Corporate Strategy Advisor & SPO LAB Chief Business Architect as well as author of a number of books including, Transforming the Telco: Developing the instinct for survival in the digital economy. Martin is seen as one of the leading strategic thinkers in the global communications industry with a successful career as an executive with Motorola and British Telecom, as well as over a decade as President & CEO of the TM Forum, the global industry association for Telecoms Management. Martin has been named among the 25 most influential people in telecom software by Billing World and has twice been named as one of the Global telecoms Business top 100.