About the data storyteller:
Marcus Weldon is responsible for coordinating the technical strategy across Nokia and driving technological and architectural innovations into Nokia’s end-to-end networking systems and software portfolio. In addition, as President of Bell Labs, Marcus is responsible for defining and creating the next disruptive innovations and the pioneering research that will form the foundation of the future ICT industry. Marcus is considered one of the luminaries in the ICT industry in terms of the clarity, depth and breadth of his vision. He combines his vision with the power of Bell Labs, to create a unique innovation engine whose goal is to ‘invent the future’ of the networking and communications industry.
Marcus holds a Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry) degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Chemistry) joint degree from King’s College in London, UK. But more than these formal academic credentials, Marcus has a relentless curiosity that, coupled with a very analytical mind, drives him to continuously learn and to understand any problem from a wide array of different angles, and in remarkable depth, across a diverse array of disciplines, including:
• Wireless and wired networking technologies, protocols and systems
• Artificial Intelligence systems and methodologies
• Novel computing systems (including quantum computing)
• Cloud infrastructure and web systems and platforms • ‘Silicon’ device technologies and materials
• Chemical and biochemical systems
• New materials and sensing technologies and systems
• Advanced machine and robotics technologies
• Next generation internet routing and transport networks and systems
• Emerging industrial and enterprise systems
• Cybersecurity technologies and end-to-end systems and networks
• Advanced communications and AR/VR technologies and systems
Marcus has won numerous technical, scientific, and engineering society awards for his work and technical vision and leadership throughout his career, but is arguably best known for his ability to distill complex, multi-dimensional problems into the essential ‘simple’ answer or solution that should be pursued. For this reason, he is highly sought after as an advisor to governmental agencies and departments in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and around the world, as well as to industrial and enterprise CxOs, to venture capitalists and private equity funds, and the larger investment community.