Stephen Elop bestowed on the 2013 European Communication Award

Stephen Elop bestowed on the 2013 European Communication Award
Nokia's current CEO, Stephen Elop, is the first non-Finnish person to be leading the company. He was born in Canada on New Year's Eve, 1963, graduated computer engineering and management in Ontario and has 5 kids, 3 of which are triplets. On September 21, 2010 he took over the Nokia Corporation and this year, the European Association of Communication Directors (EACD) has awarded him with their prestigious award, yet another thing for the Canadian to add to his list of interesting facts about his life.

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

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36 Comments

1. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Wooow really?

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Really. :)

5. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Are you really really sure??

28. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I'M SHOCKED 0_o

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Congratulations Mr. Elop!

10. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Really is that coming from you. What the hell....? He no way deserves that. My foot. ®

15. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Your foot is too small, TROLL. Nice try "big foot", but you failed...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMpXAknykeg

4. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 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: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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: Feb 22, 2013

European Association of Communication Dummys (EACD)

7. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 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

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Symbian is dying before Elop joined Nokia.

14. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Could have turned Symbian around? Man, you really have no clue about business, do you?

23. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 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: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 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: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 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: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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: 84; Member since: Jul 23, 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

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

"no one buys Nokia devices except cheap ones in 3rd world countries" ??? You just went full retard, never go full retard.

16. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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....®

22. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Indeed! Good laugh from that quote! :)

12. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

I agree TROLL this guy is an idiot! he needs to go if Nokia can stand any chance!

18. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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: 154; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

sadly, but true. and they are losing grounds on their cheap phones as well.

13. sharz7474

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Bravo Mr. Elop & Nokia too that won 2 gold 2013 IDEA awards (Lumia 920, 820 & 620)...:)

17. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Elop has to go if Nokia want to return to the former glory.....full stop!

20. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

We all agree! Even all the websites and anaylst agree as well as all the Editors. Kick him out please. GOD save Nokia®

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