Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

CTO for North America, Nokia Networks

Mike is an international technology expert with extensive experience in running technology development programs on a global scale for some of the top companies in the telecommunications industry. He has an extensive background in both Research & Development and P&L ownership globally.

 In 2014, Mike moved to Dallas, Texas and assumed his current role, CTO for North America for Nokia Networks. In this capacity, Mike is responsible for supporting senior customer engagements and influencing corporate strategy in both product direction and roadmaps. As such, Mike has been a key presenter for strategic vision both within and outside the region.

Mike joined Nokia in 2005 as Japan country manager, where he was responsible for P&L and led the formation of a senior team during the Softbank takeover of Vodafone.

He then moved to the role of Head of Technology for the Asia-Pacific region, managing activities in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. In this role, his focus was roadmap planning for the region, LTE entry and development, as well as communicating the telecom vision with a focus on broadband profitability.

 Prior to joining Nokia, Mike was the former head of WCDMA development for Nortel Networks.  Mike had primary responsibility for delivering that technology in 2001 to European customers. He then moved to Asia where he was instrumental in establishing the LG-Nortel joint venture in Korea. After that, Mike headed the Nortel Networks Asia-Pacific Wireless sales business, covering all countries in the region.

 Mike has a master's degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo in Canada. He has lived in Turkey, China, Korea, France, Canada, Japan, Thailand, and is now based in Irving Texas. Mike is fluent in English and French. He is a semi-professional photographer and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

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