Christof Hellmis

Christof Hellmis
VP, Product, People & Places, Nokia, Nokia gate5 GmbH

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Christof Hellmis has a track record of more than 13 years experience in Research & Development, Consulting, Management and investing in media- and software-related technology areas. He currently serves as Director, Navigation & Context Services Platform in Nokia´s Services & Software Business Group, for Nokia. On top of Nokia’s context platform Nokia Maps, the world’s leading hybrid mapping and navigation service is being developed and operated. Christof Hellmis joined Nokia in 2006 and is located in Berlin. Prior to joining Nokia, Christof Hellmis took the position of Chief Operating Officer at gate5 AG where he helped to grew gate5’s navigation and mapping software business and built a strategic partnership with Nokia´s Multimedia devision. He also served as Manager, Case leader and Consultant with the Boston Consulting Group in various European countries. At Nokia he acted as Director, Head of Navigation and Context Services Platform, before he took the position as VP, Product. Christof Hellmis has spoken at conferences on navigation and location related topics. Christof Hellmis holds a masters degree in Electrical Engineering from RWTH Aachen (Germany) and a Master of Business and Administration (MBA) from INSEAD in Fontainebleau (France).

Sessions

Business & Strategy Ballroom F
Moderated by:
Tom Coates (Product Club)
Panelists:
Darian Shirazi (Fwix), Justin Shaffer (Facebook), Christof Hellmis (Nokia gate5 GmbH), Matt Galligan (SimpleGeo)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Stores, Malls, Bars - there locations are facts. Not owned by anyone, but gathering that data and just as importantly keeping it accurate is expensive. What can a startup do? Can they depend on larger players' APIs? Should they buy the data? Should they depend on their users? Or should companies pool together and just maintain one canonical database of places? Read more.
Products & Services Ballroom D
Christof Hellmis (Nokia gate5 GmbH), Michael Halbherr (Nokia), Jan Nowak (Nokia)
This session will showcase how Nokia’s map community platform is built with the ecosystem. Christof Hellmis who heads Nokia’s location unit, will show you the innovation Nokia has in this space and how the ecosystem contributes to the creation of the platform, for the benefit of consumers, developers and partners. Read more.
  • Nokia
  • OnStar
  • Esri
  • AT&T Interactive
  • Google
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • AND Automotive Navigation Data
  • C3 Technologies
  • Ditto
  • Facebook
  • Factual
  • MapQuest
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • NAVTEQ

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