On December 4th 2007, Avvenu was acquired by Nokia. This means that the Avvenu services will now be provided by the world’s leading mobile communications company. With Nokia’s global stature, the Avvenu service is available to more people than we could ever have reached as a startup.
I’m impressed with the direction Nokia is taking to transform itself into the next generation Internet company. With my role on the Avvenu transition complete, I accepted the position of Head of New Businesses, reporting to Ilkka Raiskinen.
The New Businesses team analyzes and explores service business opportunities outside of current Services and Software scope using Nokia’s existing assets in new service solutions. The New Businesses team resides in the Context, Advertising and Emerging markets service line, but the scope expands to explore new possibilities in all service lines.
I’m extremely excited with my new role at Nokia and am looking forward to the challenges ahead.