Henry Tirri

Dr. Henry Tirri is specialized in technology research and digitalization. His personal research interests span Artificial Intelligence, information theory, search technologies and Programmable world/Internet of Things.

Dr. Tirri is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Technology officer of Nokia reporting to CEO. In that role he was responsible for setting Nokia’s technology agenda, owned all forward-looking R&D and drove Nokia’s core innovation.

Before joining Nokia, Dr. Tirri was a tenured Professor of Computer Science, Head of the Graduate School and the Intelligent Systems Laboratory at the University of Helsinki, leading a world-class research group in probabilistic modeling. Prior to that, he held various academic positions including Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin; Research Scientist at Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC); Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories; and Visiting Scientist at NASA AMES, where he contributed to the Mars Rover technology for the 2003 mission.

Dr. Tirri has been a Visiting Professor at Stanford University and most recently an Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering at University of California at Berkeley. He is the author and co-author of numerous academic papers in various fields of computer science, social sciences and statistics and holds many patents.

He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Helsinki, Finland and an Honorary Doctorate from University of Tampere, Finland.