Seppo Yrjölä
Pricipal Innovator
at Nokia Solutions and Networks

Nokia Solutions and Networks
Private company

Finland
Oulu

Expert in:

Technology Energy Construction ICT

More about this expert:

Passion Turn green to green - Sustainability through ICT Innovations. How did I become me? I am currently Principal Innovator at the CTO office of Nokia Siemens Networks. I have been with Nokia & Nokia Siemens Networks for 23 years. In recent years I headed wireless technology research at Nokia. During the Nokia Siemens Networks merger I took a new challenge in NSN's Innovations team to scout for the best technology driven business adventures and help turn them into NSN success stories. Since 1997 my mission has been to ‘turn green to green’ - How ICT can help other industries to work in a more efficient way? Walked the talk thru heading our Smart Grid program with global project and piloting portfolio. My current focus is innovating in the area of future radios with cognitive radio business opportunities and potential disruptions as an important aspect to scout. The problems I solve How to enable 1000x traffic increase in wireless networks in a sustainable way by 2020? I.e. The energy (and cost) per transferred bit must drop by 99%! How to use scarce radio resources more efficiently? To meet growing customer demand Mobile Network Operators need 10x more spectrum till 2020 and at the same time in avg. only 10% of this scarce spectrum resources are in active use. After connecting people - How to connect next billion things? Making a positive impact with products and services that improve productivity and efficiency beyond the ICT sector, such as smart critical infrastructures: Smart Grid, Smart Traffic, etc. Discovering, transforming, incubating and accelerating new business opportunities and disruption into the company growth.