Executive Vice President and CTO, Nokia
Henry Tirri is Nokia's chief technology officer and an executive vice president, responsible for setting Nokia's technology agenda both now and in the future and driving core innovation to enable business development opportunities. He joined Nokia in 2004 and was named to the Nokia Leadership Team in September 2011. He reports to the CEO.
Henry began his Nokia career as a research Fellow and was leading the Nokia Research Centre (NRC) Systems Research laboratory before being appointed Head of NRC.
Before joining Nokia, Henry was a professor of Computer Science and head of the graduate school and the Intelligent Systems Laboratory at the University of Helsinki, from 1998 to 2004. Previous positions also include working as a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin, as a research scientist at Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corp. (MCC), as a member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, and as a visiting scientist at NASA AMES.
Henry has been a visiting professor at Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author and co-author of more than 175 academic papers in various fields of computer science, social sciences, and statistics and holds five patents. He is also the co-founder of Ekahau, a recognized leader in location-enabling enterprise Wi-Fi networks.
Henry holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Helsinki. He is married and has three daughters. He lives in California and in his spare time enjoys opera, fly-fishing, and snowboarding.