Ovi and Social Location - Bringing People Closer to Who and What Matter to Them

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Location: Franciscan Room

In this session, Michael Halbherr from Nokia Services will give an inspirational presentation about how Nokia helps to bring the real world and the Web closer to each other. Michael will share the very latest developments for Ovi Maps, including a clear call to action for developers, publishers, carriers and other partners. The presentation will also include a few exciting moments of show and tell, to illustrate how you can bring your content and apps to a new level of relevancy by adding location-awareness to them.

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Michael Halbherr

Nokia

Michael Halbherr Vice President, Ovi Product Development Nokia

Michael leads the Ovi Product Development unit as part of Nokia’s Services business. In this role, Michael is responsible for the integration of all core services under the Ovi brand, including product development, marketing, road mapping, and deployment efforts.

Before joining Nokia in 2006, Michael worked for the Boston Consulting Group and at europatweb, the Internet investment vehicle of Groupe Arnault, overseeing all technology investments, including gate5. After that, Michael headed gate5 AG, the former leading supplier of mapping, routing and navigation software and services, for five years.

Since the acquisition of gate5 by Nokia, Michael has been heading the location based experiences at Nokia, and, most recently, the Ovi Product Development unit.

Michael holds a PhD in Computer Science from MIT and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from ETH Zurich.

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