It has been quite some time since I got back from Finland and The Way We Live Next 3.0 event. So therefore I would like to apologies for not bringing you all these awesome videos, demos and interviews sooner, but hopefully the content will be able to make up for it.
So starting today you can expect a whole lot of coverage from the event, and to kick things off here is a video showing what it feels to be inside Nokia House. In addition to trying to show the areas we had access to, I spent some time at the gallery where Nokia keeps all its phones, the first one to the latest. So if you are a fan of relics, this video is for you.
Next, is a video of the Nokia Universe i.e. some interesting facts about Nokia and its devices. This video was shown during the first keynote of the event which was conducted by Mary McDowell, Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer, Nokia.
I have the immense pleasure of telling you that in a few minutes I will be boarding a plane for Helsinki to attend this year’s ‘The Way We Live Next 3.0’ event at Nokia House. ‘The Way We Live Next 3.0’, in Nokia’s words, aims at providing a dynamic experience, co-created by the community, arranged by Nokia and focused on developing new business opportunities. It offers products, services and solutions that connect communities, help realize potential, entertain and celebrate people’s lives.
At the event we will hear from a host of speakers including Peter Schneider, Head of Maemo Marketing at Nokia, Mary McDowell, Nokia’s Chief Development Officer, Purnima Kochikar, head of Forum Nokia & Developer Community, Henry Tirri, head of Nokia Research Center and Teppo Paavola, who leads the Mobile Financial Services team (Nokia Money). We will also hear from Shaun Puckrin of the Symbian Foundation.
Apart from the various keynotes, I am also looking forward to the demo area where Nokia will be showing off some of the latest devices, applications, services and concepts. But the thing I am especially glad about is the opportunity of meeting many Nokia employees who create the devices, services and apps we use and trying to understand their perspective.
Above all is the sheer thrill of visiting the Holy Grail of mobile, the Nokia House. If there is something you need to know about anything Nokia, let me know and I’ll try and get an answer, as they say – from the horse’s mouth.
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