15:30 - 16:40
Experiences from lab to field (including Q&A)
Pasi Toivanen is Vice President and Head of Edge Cloud Platforms at Nokia where he is responsible for driving the development of Nokia’s O-RAN and Cloud RAN technologies. In this role he established an Edge Cloud partnering ecosystem across Nokia’s global businesses as well as through partnerships with international Cloud companies to drive innovation and position Nokia as global leader. An impactful, proven industry leader with over 20 years of experience, Pasi is also responsible for Nokia’s Edge Cloud portfolio, which includes AirFrame datacenters, Radio Cloud Platform (RCP), Nokia Edge Automation tool (NEAT), Fronthaul Gateway (FHGW) and Service Enablement Platform (SEP). An enthusiastic senior leader, Pasi is well-versed in establishing new organizations, business models and driving organizational transformation. He is passionate about delivering customer success, innovation and building unique solutions with the latest technology and services. Pasi joined Nokia in 1998 and has held various senior roles across the Program, Portfolio and Partner divisions. Pasi has also held senior roles at Juniper Networks and at Ericsson, where he was Global Head, IP solutions and Global Head of Service Delivery. In his career he has worked in a number of countries away from his native Finland including China, Germany and the United Kingdom. In his spare time, Pasi has a passion for motorcycling and good wine but is careful not to pursue these interests at the same time.