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D Shivakumar: Lack of innovation hurt Nokia

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Lack of innovations in technology was the cause for Nokia to fall behind its competitors, said D Shivakumar, who recently decided to step down from the Finnish mobile phone maker as head of its India, Middle East and Africa operations.


“In technology, innovations happen in every six to ten weeks. Our Symbian operating system has fallen behind others such as Android and iOS in a few dimensions of technology in the last two to three years. That is why consumers punish us,” he said on Wednesday at the Shaping Young Minds Programme (SYMP), organised by All India Management Association.

Shivakumar, who recently decided to step down from the company, said the country will be superpower in mobile applications in the next decade. “China has the supremacy in hardware component. But India will be superpower in developing software and applications in the next decade,” he opined.

He also said that it is important to be collaborative than competitive in career. All must define their contribution to the society, he noted. “My contribution to the society is my time, knowledge and energy,” he said. IT principal secretary P H Kurian presided over the function.

                                                                                         Source –Times of india