Leslie Shannon

Head of Ecosystem and Trend Scouting
Nokia

As Nokia's Head of Trend Scouting, Leslie investigates new technologies, including AR/VR, AI, self-driving cars, robotics, drones, the Spatial Internet, and all manners of other advances. She's looking for examples that will offer significant new opportunities to entities in the telco sector.

Leslie travels and speaks globally, both in researching new tech and in sharing her findings with Nokia telco customers.

An avid VR user, Leslie lived for 11 years in Finland and knows the Baltic region well.

Interesting Fact:

Leslie considers herself a "novophiliac" – someone who's in love with the new.