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Chief of Staff and GM, Innovations and New Products, Verve Mobile
Mark Ollila (@markollila) is a seasoned executive in total product offerings combining hardware, software, services and experiences with over 15 years of experience in the wireless, games, services, consumer devices industry. Mark has directed Nokia Games publishing with Studios in Vancouver, San Francisco and Espoo, resulting in several award winning titles in the area of 3D and interaction/gameplay. He also produced from the Nokia side the digital emmy nominated, award winning cross media production, Conspiracy for Good which showcased new technologies and platforms in mobile.
Mark focuses on how concepting, innovation pipelines and longterm roadmaps can be used to ensure value is delivered to the end consumer, and as result business and brand impact to the company. He has a long history with launches of new media technology platforms (Appstores and Publishing) with associated 1st party and 3rd party content with strong social and connected gaming presence. He has directed global teams and launched strategic projects pushing KPI metrics in downloads, revenue, engagement, mindshare on both services and hardware side. Involved in various deals (from advisory to leading) in both partnerships and acquisition targets, most prominent was part of the Nokia deal team in the Microsoft and Nokia strategic partnership announced in February 2011. Mark’s current interest lies in wearable technologies, sensors, mobile platforms, services, big data and new entertainment formats. A big fan to technology to further impact consumer life Mark is a big follower of biotech and related areas. Mark has a Phd in Computer Science and an EMBA from London Business School.
Mark currently is Chief of Staff and GM, Innovations and New Products at Verve Mobile.