Leslie Shannon

Head of Ecosystem & Trend Scouting, Nokia

Leslie Shannon

Speaker Bio


Leslie Shannon is the Head of Ecosystem and Trend Scouting for Nokia.  A Silicon Valley-based futurist, she focuses on identifying tech disruptions and opportunities for Nokia and its customers, including 5G-powered developments in robotics, drones, visual analytics, cloud gaming, and especially augmented and virtual reality, the foundations of the Metaverse.  Leslie has a BA from the University of Virginia and a Master’s Degree from Yale University.  She has written Interconnected Realities, a study of the Metaverse’s purpose, and does all her daily fitness work in virtual reality.