Our keynote speaker for this webinar is Marcus Weldon, CTO of Nokia and President of Nokia Bell Labs. Nokia Bell Labs is the world-renowned industrial research arm of Nokia. Over its 90-year history, Bell Labs has invented many of the foundational technologies that underpin today’s information and communications networks. This research has resulted in 9 Nobel Prizes.
Marcus believes that 5G will bring about the 4th industrial revolution and in this session, he explains why. He also shares exclusive insights into where he believes businesses can extract the most from value from 5G by looking at different industry sectors and sharing a global perspective on successful early use cases. The session highlights the potential 5G opportunities that will create the most value for your business.
As Corporate Chief Technology Officer, Marcus Weldon is responsible for coordinating the technical strategy across the company and driving technological and architectural innovations into Nokia’s end-to-end networking systems and software portfolio.
Additionally, as President of Nokia Bell Labs, Marcus is responsible for driving the next disruptive innovation and research agenda for the company.
Marcus holds a Ph.D (Physical Chemistry) degree from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science from King’s College in London.
In 1995, he joined the Physics Division at AT&T Bell Labs as a post-doctoral researcher. He was later chosen to lead the organization in various technical and leadership capacities. He has won a series of scientific and engineering society awards for his work and technical vision and leadership throughout his career.
He was selected as one of the Global Telecoms Business Power 100 of the most influential people in 2014 and one of their ‘Top CTOs to watch in 2015’.
He was also awarded the prestigious New Jersey Medal of Science and Technology in 2016 for his technical vision and leadership. He is the editor and lead author of the book “The Future X Network: A Bell Labs Perspective”.