Nokia has appointedÂ Henry TirriÂ as their new CTO afterÂ Richard Green, who apparently disagreed with their Windows Phone 7 smartphone plans left the company in June.
Tirri, who will be based in Sunnyvale, California, has also been appointed executive vice-president and a member of the Nokia leadership team, and will be reporting directly to Stephen Elop.
In the role, he will be responsible for the CTO organisation, with setting Nokia’s technology agenda and driving core innovation.
He was previously head of Nokia Research Centre (NRC) and holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Helsinki, Finland.
“During his time at Nokia, Henry has provided Nokia technical leadership and challenged us to explore forward-looking technologies,” said Elop. â€œIn his new role, Henry will have the opportunity to make a greater impact and set the course for Nokia and our role in the mobile industry.