Cormac Whelan

Company: Nokia

Job Title: CEO, UK & Ireland

Cormac Whelan

Cormac is currently the CEO for the UK & Ireland at Nokia, having taken up this role in January 2016. In this role he leads all operations for the UK & Ireland markets including sales, business management, delivery and operations.

As a senior executive over more than two decades in a number of global blue-chip organisations, Cormac has extensive experience is sales, marketing and business development.

In addition he has proven expertise in strategic planning and driving transformation and change management in large scale businesses.

Prior to his current position Cormac led the Alcatel-Lucent business in the UK & Ireland. Earlier positions included senior roles at BT, the largest telecommunications operator in the UK, and international roles at UUNET and Motorola.

Cormac is originally from Dublin in Ireland where he obtained his degree from Trinity College before moving to the UK in 1987. Throughout his career he has travelled extensively and has worked in the USA, France, Belgium and the Czech Republic.

He is a former advisory board member of the South East Area Board of the Teenage Cancer Trust, and lives in Sussex, UK with his wife and daughter, where he tries to indulge his passion for golf.

Cormac Whelan Seminars

  • The Big Fat IOT Panel of the Year Thu 5th Oct 13:20 - 14:10

    The Big Fat IOT Panel of the Year

    The Internet of Things is going to change the world – but how is it going to change my business? How will Artificial Intelligence and Analytics fully realise the potential for IOT and bring about the truly connected enterprise? We’re moving from hype to reality in IOT and we are delighted to have secured experts from the world of cyber security, analytics, AI to help chart the future for IOT and crucially how it will influence your business.


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    Time / Place

    Thu 5th Oct 13:20 to 14:10

    IP EXPO Keynote