Marko Ahtisaari joined Nokia in 2009 and heads the Design team within the new Solutions Unit. He is responsible for user experience and industrial design at Nokia.
Prior to joining Nokia, Marko was the CEO and co-founder of Dopplr, the online social atlas for smart travel. In 2006-2008, he was the Head of Brand & Design at Blyk, the free mobile service for young people. Previously, Marko worked at Nokia as Director of Design Strategy and held management positions in corporate strategy and venturing since 2002.
In 1999-2001, Marko built and led the mobile practice at digital services company Satama. After his studies he worked as a lecturer, Fellow of the Faculty of Philosophy at Columbia University in the City of New York. Marko holds a BA degree summa cum laude in Economics and Philosophy and a MA degree in Philosophy from Columbia University in the City of New York. He was selected for the jury of the international Prix Ars Electronica and serves on the board of directors of Artek and WITNESS.