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iHub By Jessica Colaço / November 25, 2010

Forum Nokia Vice President at the *iHub_

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We are happy to announce that Purnima Kochikar, the Vice President of Forum Nokia and the Developer Community will be at the *iHub_ this Wednesday the 1st of December.

While leading the Mobile developer community, Forum Nokia partners with third-party software developers to maximize the value of Nokia devices by fostering the creation of engaging applications and services that deliver rich new experiences for end users, additional revenue flows for operators, and exciting business opportunities.

As Vice President, Forum Nokia and Developer Community, Purnima is responsible for strategy and growth opportunities with Nokia’s third party developers to create a vibrant Nokia ecosystem. She will talk about Forum Nokia and what Nokia’s plans are for the Kenyan developer community.

She joined Nokia in 2003 as Senior Product Manager for Multimedia Solutions in Nokia mobile phones, with previous roles as Director, Strategy and Business Development for Enterprise Solutions and Director, Market Readiness for Consumer Messaging before taking on her current role. At Nokia, Purnima has been recognized for her contributions to the mobile messaging business.

Please R.S.V.P here to attend this session as seats are limited. The session will start at 6pm

Forum Nokia at a glance
What Forum Nokia Offers to third party developers:

  • Facilitate pre-load of apps on millions of devices
  • Help drive opportunities with Nokia services (Ovi Store, Share on Ovi, Maps on Ovi)
  • Foster strategic partnerships with Nokia, Aggregators, Operators

Technical support

  • Consultancy
  • Tools and Remote Device Access
  • SDKs
  • Device Prototypes
  • Trainings
  • User Testing

Information Exchange

  • An active developer community with over 1.5 mn unique visitors per month on http://forum.nokia.com
  • Specialized eLearning and Webinars
  • FN Discussion Board and Wiki
  • Newsletters
  • Industry expert guest bloggers

Program Support

  • Forum Nokia Pro Accelerator
  • Forum Nokia Pro
  • Forum Nokia Launch pad
  • FN Champions Programs
  • Marketing Programs/Events

See you then!

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at: www.jessicacolaco.wordpress.com


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