Mr Tomi T Ahonen is the most published author in the mobile industry who released his twelfth book in 2011. Translated into several languages, he is the father of numerous industry tools, theories and concepts, and already referenced in over 100 books by other authors. Lecturing at Oxford University's short courses on mobile, digital and media, Mr Ahonen has been quoted in over 300 press articles in major media like the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, the Economist and Financial Times, and is often seen on TV. He has presented papers at over 250 conferences in over 40 countries to a cumulative audience of over 100,000 on all six inhabited continents. Tomi's Twitter feed is @tomiahonen
The Finnish born ex-Nokia executive is now based out of Hong Kong. Tomi Ahonen runs a boutique consulting company that provides strategic consulting services to clients needing support in the digital convergence space from small start-ups to Global 500 sized companies around the world including Axiata, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BBC, BT, China Mobile, CNN, Ericsson, HP, HSBC, IBM, Intel, LG, Motorola, MTV, MTS, Nokia, NTT DoCoMo, Ogilvy, Orange, BNP Paribas, RIM, SK Telecom, Telenor, TeliaSonera and Vodafone.
Before starting his own consulting company in 2001, Tomi Ahonen headed Nokia's Global Consulting unit and oversaw Nokia's 3G Reserach Centre. Before Nokia, he worked for two operators/carriers, Elisa/Radiolinja and Finnet Group in Finland, and started his technology career in New York City at one of the world's first internet service providers, OCSNY. Mr Ahonen's accomplishments include creating the world's first fixed-mobile service bundle; setting the world record for taking market share from the incumbent; and creating the world's largest multi-operator billing system. Tomi Ahonen holds an MBA from St John's University New York City. His latest book is The Insider's Guide to Mobile.