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Head of Ecosystem and Trend Scouting at Nokia
Leslie Shannon is the Head of Trend and Innovation Scouting for Nokia. A Silicon Valley-based futurist, she focuses on identifying tech disruptions and opportunities for Nokia and its customers, including 5G-powered developments in robotics, drones, visual analytics, cloud gaming, and especially augmented and virtual reality, the foundations of the Metaverse. Leslie has a BA from the University of Virginia, a Master’s Degree from Yale University, and was a five-time champion on Jeopardy!. She has written Interconnected Realities, a study of the Metaverse’s purpose, and does all her daily fitness work in virtual reality.