Jan 2018 - Market Note - Doc # AP43537317
Nokia's Global Analyst Forum 2017: Here Comes the Sun
By: Shiv Putcha
This IDC Market Note reviews the key takeaways from the annual Nokia Global Analyst Forum 2017 event held in Helsinki, Finland, on December 12 and 13. The event provided insights into the new Nokia, the emergence of its end-to-end portfolio post the ALU acquisition, execution in the face of stiff competition, the launch of the new global internet of things (IoT) platform, recent customer wins, and updates on product and service business units. The Nokia Global Analyst Forum 2017 was well attended, with over 80 analysts from around the world but more impressively, by nearly the entire leadership team at Nokia. Nokia's CEO Rajeev Suri was the keynote speaker, followed by the various business unit heads and even the new COO, Joerg Erlemeier, who had literally taken the helm a day prior. The Nokia team covered several of important themes, from the overall competitive landscape to upcoming opportunities in 5G and the industrial IoT.