Leslie Shannon

Head of Trend & Innovation Scouting, Nokia

Speaker Bio

Leslie Shannon is the Head of Trend and Innovation Scouting for Nokia.  A Silicon Valley-based futurist, she focuses on identifying connectivity-related tech disruptions and opportunities, including developments in robotics, drones, visual analytics, cloud gaming, generative AI, and especially augmented and virtual reality.

Leslie is the author of Interconnected Realities, a look at the current and future development of the spatial internet, and, with Catherine D. Henry, Virtual Natives, an examination of how Gen Z and Gen Alpha’s use of digital technologies is revolutionizing how humans relate to both computers and each other.