Rob Marson heads Portfolio Operations & Solutions for Business Applications. within Nokia’s Cloud and Network Services Business unit. Rob and his team are leading new approaches to software-driven value creation and ecosystem enablement including a new initiative called Nokia IGNITE, which focuses on accelerating innovation through collaboration with complementary partners and customers. It standardizes and scales our approach towards collaboration and is part of our overall technology leadership strategy leveraging open digital architectures, capability exposure through APIs and new business models. This builds on concepts Rob launched while part of Nokia’s Emerging Products Unit in the Nokia Optical Networking business group. Previously, Rob was head of strategy for Nokia’s cybersecurity product unit within the Nokia Software business group. In this role, he was responsible for portfolio and strategic marketing, market assessment, launches and marketing strategies in support of new business development and expansion. Rob joined Nokia via its acquisition of Nakina Systems where he was Vice President of marketing and strategy. As part of the executive team Rob directed the company to its successful acquisition by Nokia. He has previously held senior management positions at a number of market-leading public technology companies.