Keynote Speakers

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Henry Tirri, Executive Vice President, CTO, Nokia

Dr. 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 holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Helsinki, Finland and joined Nokia in 2004 as a Research Fellow in the Software and Applications Laboratory. Previous positions include working as an MTS at AT&T Bell Laboratories and Visiting Scientist at NASA AMES where he contributed to the Mars Rover for the 2003 mission. He is the author and co-author of more than 175 academic papers on computer science, social sciences and statistics and holds five patents.



Martin Petry, CIO, Hilti

Dr. Martin Petry became Hilti’s CIO in 2005. He is responsible for 400 IT employees based in Schaan,Tulsa, Oklahoma and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In recent months, Martin was asked to be in charge of Hilti’s Business Excellence initiatives. He first came to Hilti in 1993 and has held various leadership roles, including project manager of Oracle Applications implementations in Great Britain and in Japan, head of second-level support for Oracle Applications, IT Strategy development.

Mr. Petry currently heads Hilti’s global SAP implementation project of standard business processes and SAP (global single system/single instance approach with ERP, BI, CRM and SCM) now being used by 15,000 users in 40 countries. He has headed up Hilti’s global SAP implementation since 2000. Mr. Petry earned his PhD in applied mathematics from Georg-August University in Göttingen.