NOKIA CEO Stephen Elop to Speak at McMaster University
HAMILTON, ON, March 31, 2011 … Stephen Elop, Chairman and CEO, Nokia
Corporation, and a native of Ancaster, Ontario, 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.
The lecture, and a ceremony to induct Mr. Elop into the McMaster
Alumni Gallery, will be held in the Michael DeGroote Centre for
Learning and Discovery, Room 1305/1307.
Event website and directions: www.eng.mcmaster.ca/hodginslecture
Media planning to attend the event are asked to register in
advance with Gene Nakonechny, email@example.com, to reserve
seating or arrange camera placement.
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.
The lecture is free of charge. Seating is limited and available on a
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.
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.