Nokia Blends Sci-Fi and Reality to Help Envision the Future

By Patricia Riedman Yeager, Contributing Writer

Leslie Shannon, Nokia’s Head of Ecosystem and Trends Scouting.

Leslie Shannon is Head of Ecosystem and Trends Scouting at Nokia. At the Finnish communications and IT company, there are essentially two kinds of scouting that take place: scouting related to mobile networks and how they’re used, and everything else. “The network-related stuff is what I used to do,” says Shannon. But in 2017, she took on her current role, looking at “everything beyond the network,” or the broader technology ecosystem, she explains. Shannon, who is based in San Francisco, works as part of a four-person scouting team. We spoke to her as part of our research for Innovation Leader’s report, “Best Practices: Scouting Trends and Emerging Tech.”

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