Head of Nokia Worldwide to Speak at McMaster

March 8, 2011

Stephen Elop, Chairman and CEO, Nokia Corporation, will speak at McMaster University on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. He is the guest speaker at the 27th annual J.W. Hodgins Memorial Lecture. This will be Mr. Elop’s first public engagement in North America since becoming CEO in September 2010.

Mr. Elop will share his views with students and the community on The Mobile Future. He will discuss how the integration of mobile technology and social media will influence the integration of political, sociological, geographical, and educational borders.

McMaster University will induct Mr. Elop into the McMaster Alumni Gallery prior to his talk.

The lecture and the induction ceremony will be held in the Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery, Room 1305/1307. Event website and directions »

The lecture is free of charge. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. 

Mr. Elop is a graduate of the computer engineering and management program (1986) at McMaster. He was presented an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree by the University in 2009.

Mr. Elop is the first non-Finnish chief executive of Nokia. Prior to joining Nokia, he was president, Microsoft Business Division, Microsoft Corporation. He has also served as Chief Operating Officer of Juniper Networks, president of worldwide field operations of Adobe Systems Inc., and president and CEO of Macromedia Inc.

Stephen Elop, Chairman and CEO, Nokia Corporation

The J.W. Hodgins Memorial Lecture was established by the Faculty of Engineering in 1983 in memory of John W. Hodgins, McMaster's first Dean of Engineering. Each year, a prominent guest is invited to share their insights into how technological and scientific advancements are reshaping our society.

Hodgins Lecture website »

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