Stephen Elop bestowed on the 2013 European Communication Award
The bestowing of the prize was held at a gala ceremony at the European Communication Summit. The award itself honors superb achievements and is given to the person (or organization), whose communication efforts during the past year have been top-notch.
Previous winners of the award include Marc Bolland, CEO of Marks and Spencer (2012), Peter Löscher, CEO of Siemens (2011), and Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat (2010).
source: EACD-online via WMPoweruser
10. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Really is that coming from you. What the hell....?
He no way deserves that. My foot.
15. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Your foot is too small, TROLL.
Nice try "big foot", but you failed...
4. whoyton2 (banned) (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
OMfG....this guy is a idiot all he does is love Microsoft and he doesn't give a care in the world about what happens to Nokia itself.....he discounts all other OSes except WP and doesn't care about how Nokia are doing by automatically ruling out any OS like Nokia or even Meego and Symbian!Im not saying just use android but create a wide version of device using android and WP....this dude just hasn't got a clue...Nokia sack him now and save yourselves because your a very good manufacturer but this guy is dooming you to failure !
27. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3013; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Agreed that Nokia had a hard time but it's slowly gaining ground.
And whatever he got, maybe he deserved it, maybe he did something worthwhile.
Those people who awarded him the title are not fools you know.
6. nadarbsm (Posts: 24; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)
European Association of Communication Dummys (EACD)
7. alterecho (Posts: 1085; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
He's well and all, but can't forget the fact that he terminated Symbian and adopted WP, an OS by his former employer.
8. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Symbian is dying before Elop joined Nokia.
14. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
He couldev turned it around, but no he also kills Me ego, Maeemo, Meltimi! MS hates and wants Linux "Dead" so obviously MS took the well restricted os which is even worser than iOS is closed platform. So in return it gives you nothing. You will take what we give and wait years and years. Unlike Android Symbian which was an open Source.
SymbianS60 is Android
21. Veigald (Posts: 239; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)
Could have turned Symbian around? Man, you really have no clue about business, do you?
23. jedpatrickdatu (Posts: 150; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)
They tried turning it around with Symbian 5th, Symbian^3, Symbian, Symbian Belle, and they continued going down.
Also, not everyone wants open source. Closed OS's are faster, simpler, less prone to malware, and easier to update, despite their lack of hacking allowance. Imagine if all computers in the world run on open source OS like Ubuntu.
25. papss (unregistered)
he could have or you think he could have? there are big differences between thinking and knowing. I tend to think he knows more about the situation than we do and made the best decision he could based on the facts
26. alterecho (Posts: 1085; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
If Symbian ran on current gen processors and GPU, it would beat Android out of the box and humiliate WP8 in terms of features.
Application support would have been the only questionable factor.
Nokia 808 Pureview and Nokia 701 are very fluid except for browsing, even now, on the outdated ARM11 processor. They killed it instead of using new chipsets with it. They have lot of features right out of the box too. It offers way more functionality than what WP8 does.
29. Veigald (Posts: 239; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)
You're probably right in the technical view of Symbian, but in the common man's view, Symbian is old and crap. It would take something very special for Symbian's image to be changed, and it would cost Nokia a whole lot of money, which they don't have. Better then to go with something new entirely and get cash from MS in the process.
35. -box- (Posts: 3821; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Quite right, but Symbian needed a thorough, comprehensive, and EXPENSIVE overhaul to make it work on newer, more advanced silicon. Carla and Debbie were going to gradually work that way but it would have taken until the G or H release to get it up to snuff, and would have been losing customers and market share the entire time.
34. Dunknown (Posts: 81; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)
Looking at MR Elop so calm and trust Microsoft all alone. I think Nokia itself has a backup OS. This is the reason why Nokia is not willing to go for Android. I think Nokia will be going for Sailfish OS or even better Nokia Symbian Comeback with a whooping 1 000 000 apps ready for download. The New Symbian phone will pack with 8 cores, 4gb of ram, Ultimate HD screen (4000p), 8000p recording, 82 megapixel, 5200mAH, and something way cooler.
9. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
My foot. Merging with MS and getting all the funds to keep Nokia floating was a big win really. BS. As if he turned the company out of the reds then say so. But no. He was a failure on all his previous CEO.
Anyway who cares about Nokia its dead and no one buys Nokia devices except cheap ones in 3rd world countries.
11. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
"no one buys Nokia devices except cheap ones in 3rd world countries" ???
You just went full retard, never go full retard.
16. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
It is the truth I've never hardly seen anyone here in the UK holding one. I travel a lot on trains place to places due to work. All I see is HTC Sony iP4 iP5 S3 S2 S4 but very rarely Nokia devices. How was I full retard....? Yes in India and Asian countries it's selling OK, but not the high end or midrange....®
12. whoyton2 (banned) (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
I agree TROLL this guy is an idiot! he needs to go if Nokia can stand any chance!
18. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
He needs to be kicked out now with all the board of members with him.
" I like love Nokia, but not the new Nokia but old skool Nokia"
He is killing taking Nokia down!
32. 8logic (Posts: 131; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
sadly, but true. and they are losing grounds on their cheap phones as well.
13. sharz7474 (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
Bravo Mr. Elop & Nokia too that won 2 gold 2013 IDEA awards (Lumia 920, 820 & 620)...:)
17. whoyton2 (banned) (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
Elop has to go if Nokia want to return to the former glory.....full stop!
20. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
We all agree! Even all the websites and anaylst agree as well as all the Editors.
Kick him out please.
GOD save Nokia®
19. tadaa (Posts: 250; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)
"now famous" should be infamous. Laying off employees and gluing themselves to MS is a really great way to put "employees and customers first"
24. Loubielou (Posts: 225; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Mr Elop is more bothered about Improving Microsofts position in the PC an Smartphone Markets,What Mr Elop as done to Nokia is Totally Disgusting,the name of Nokia use to be so Popular with Consumers but now,Samsung as learnt from All the mistakes that Mr Elop an Nokia have created for Themselves an taken over from Nokia stronghold,Samsung now will create an phone now to keep there Top position in the Smartphone Market,the Nokia Board must be really so Angry an Amazed how Mr Elop convinced them that Windows would be better than Symbian or Android
30. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1100; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
some people have wrongly put Mr Elop down most of them are Android smart phone Fans.
Mr Elop set out to make Nokia the best windows smart Phone OEM and Nokia has done that
and is last I heard Nokia is making a profit making selling Windows smart phones.no one can say Elop failed to set out what he and has Nokia supporters wanted to. It is sad more people do not buy windows smart phones I do think now is the time for them to make a couple of good Android smart phones since a lot of people want to Buy Nokia made Android smart phones.
if Nokia put out an Android smart with a 1080 screen in a Nokia 920 body or a 925 body
it would sell like hot cakes. The other OEM"S hope Nokia never makes Android smart phones
because they know Nokia Android smart would outsell theirs.
31. 8logic (Posts: 131; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
wth....... i didn't know you can get rewards for running things into the ground.
33. Altair (Posts: 325; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
Soo what are you now saying dear whiners who kept trolling mr. Elop at "Burning Platform" time??
Is it time finally admit, that Elop is doing something nobody else didin't have guts/brains to do? The fact is, that Elop is turning an old fail Symbian Nokia to Modern handset OEM. Things are looking a lot better now, than at 2010.
Screw you whiners
36. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2693; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Was he from MS? That's why he chose WP for Nokia.