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Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo

president & ceo, nokia corporation

Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, President & CEO of Nokia Corporation, addresses the Boston College Chief Executives' Club of Boston at the Rose Kennedy Ballroom at the InterContinental Hotel.

Excerpt from Mr. Kallasvuo's remarks

The next generation of the Internet is going to be all about mobility and context.  But the impact that the simple mobile phone is having on the quality of life in the poorest parts of the world is often overlooked.  The many small improvements in human efficiency it affords, multiplied by billions of people, are reshaping the global economy in ways we are only beginning to understand.

To me, this is what "Connecting People" is all about:  Improving people's lives by meeting the basic human need to communicate, to connect.  It is the most important thing we do. 

Clockwise, from bottom left:  Father William S. Leahy, S.J. (President, Boston College), The Honorable Thomas M. Menino (Mayor, City of Boston), Charles Baker (President & CEO, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care), -, The Honorable Margaret Marshall (Chief Justice, MA Supreme Court), Peter Lynch (Vice Chairman, Fidelity Management & Research), Ted Lapres (President & CEO, Nypro), Marijn Dekkers (President & CEO, ThermoFisher Scientific), William Swanson (Chairman & CEO, Raytheon Company)


From the Boston Herald, Friday, October 31, 2008

Nokia Corp. CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo gave attendees of yesterday's Boston College Chief Executives' Club luncheon a glimpse of future mobile phones.  Kallasvuo, who also sits on the EMC Corp. board, said Nokia's nanotech Morph devices would be self-cleaning and highly customizable, such as able to change color, while the Remade device would be recyclable and use less power.


Mr. Kallsvuo speaks with members of the press.