Before the CTO role, Michael has been heading Industry Environment APAC of Bell-Labs, responsible for Nokia standardization and technical regulation in APAC region. He has over 17 years of managerial experience in multinational companies on ICT research & innovation, standardization and technology strategy.
Starting with Lucent Technologies Bell-Labs as a senior researcher, Michael developed his professional career from defining key technologies for next generation communications networks, where he held a dozen of patents in US and China. Joining Nokia 13 years ago, he assumed the role to lead tech vision & strategy, standardization and technical policies, where he has made extensive contribution to drive the global mobile standard harmonization with China on major milestones. His focus is now on 5G, IoT, Cloud Computing, Open Source, Cybersecurity and the emerging tech trends e.g.ML/AI.
Elected as Vice President and Exco Member of EUCCC (European Chamber of Commerce in China) in May 2017, Michael has been leading the high-tech policy dialogue between EU and China representing EU industry. He also serves as a member of the “EU-China Expert Group on Digital Economy & Cybersecurity” formed by China & EU authorities as the top dialogue platform on digital transformation.