Dr. Kari Kaarela is currently working as a manager in Nokia Mobile Software
unit. His tasks are
related to both the technical and business aspects of novel mobile services.
Software Unit is responsible for enabling new value added services with a
seamless user experience.
The ability to provide innovative and exciting mobile services as well as
deliver content via multiple channels to mobile users' phones is key to the
success of most mobile operators today. Nokia's service enablers such MMS,
XHTML, location and presence intelligence as well as charging, service
activation and provisioning are the major services enablers for a variety of
Earlier Kari Kaarela has been working as a Systems Department Manager at
Nokia Networks, and as a Global Development Manager at Nokia Mobile Phones.
Before joining Nokia, he was working at the Technical Research Centre of
Finland as a Research Scientist for 15 years. During this time, he was
contributing to and heading several contract R&D projects for the Finnish
high-tech companies as well as various national and multi-national research
programs. His research interests include modelling of systems, semantically
structured documentation and hypertext systems, and user interfaces.
Dr. Kaarela received the MSc. and Dr.Tech. degrees in 1980 and 1996,
respectively, from the University of Oulu.
Dr. Kaarela serves as the chairman of the operative steering board of the
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