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Leslie Shannon

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Leslie Shannon: On Following Your Intuition, Speaking Your Truth, and Creating Your Own Job in Large Organizations

Next Wave Leadership Podcast

Leslie Shannon is the Head of Ecosystem and Trend Scouting at Nokia, a telecommunications, information technology, and consumer electronics company. In this role, Leslie investigates new developments in the tech industry to understand what technological innovations humans can expect to observe and interact with three to five years in the future. Outside of her exciting work at Nokia, Leslie also serves as a Board Advisor for Myplanet, a web design and employee support systems provider based in Toronto, Canada. In this episode… Do you ever find yourself dreaming of bigger and better professional ventures? Do you want a fulfilling job that involves your skills and interests—but you aren’t quite sure what is holding you back from achieving your goals? According to Leslie Shannon, there could be just one thing that’s holding you back: yourself. Unfortunately, a lack of self-confidence is often the culprit for not making our dreams a reality. This meekness can stem from almost anything: trauma, family dynamics, and sexism, to name a few. However, Leslie argues that the important thing to consider isn’t necessarily where your lack of self-confidence comes from, but how you recognize this reality and take control of your future success. Ready to start? In this episode of Next Wave Leadership, Leslie Shannon, Head of Ecosystem and Trend Scouting at Nokia, joins Dov Pollack to talk about her journey towards building an impenetrable backbone as a woman in the technology industry. Listen in as Leslie discusses why women have to establish their voice in the workplace, how she created a brand-new position for herself at Nokia, and why being on Jeopardy! transformed her self-confidence forever. Stay tuned for more!


15 Feb 2021

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The Leslie Shannon Episode

Sneakers to the Metaverse

On this episode Ryan talks to Leslie Shannon of Nokia where she's currently Head of Ecosystem and Trend Scouting. Her interests include 5G, Augmented/Virtual/Mixed Reality, Visual Analytics, Next-Gen Gaming, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and on and on, which means you know she has a great conversation with our own Ryan.  We hope you enjoy this one as much as we did!

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24 Sep 2020

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Talking about 5G, 6G, & the Spatial Internet with Leslie Shannon

Future Insiders Podcast

Cathy talks with Leslie Shannon, Head of Ecosystem and Trend Scouting at Nokia, about the future of connectivity, connection, and the web. From 5G to 6G, and the Spatial Internet (or metaverse) that's being built, Cathy and Leslie tackle a lot in this episode. Leslie helps Nokia stay ahead of the curve and helps Nokia's clients prepare for the future. This is one episode you won't want to miss. 


12 Aug 2020

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108: Sometimes, the Threat Comes from Outside Your Industry w/ Leslie Shannon

Ecosystem Aces

Everyone knows to keep an eye on their competitors... But how many of us are on the lookout for threats outside our industry? Our guest today is Leslie Shannon, Head of Ecosystem and Trend Scouting at Nokia, a company that knows all too well what happens when you ignore these threats.  And now Leslie is heading up the team making sure it can never happen again.  In today’s episode, Leslie covers: - Why you need to look outside your industry for threats and opportunities - How 5G is set to change the world (and why the paranoia is comically unfounded) - The 4 biggest shifts in ecosystem trends today Check out these resources we mentioned during the podcast: - www.open-ecosystem.org To contact the host, Chip Rodgers, with topic ideas, suggest a guest, or join the conversation about alliances, he can be reached by: Email: chip@workspan.com Twitter: @chiprodgers LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/chiprodgers


30 Jun 2020

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Virtual Upside Down World with Leslie Shannon

The Futurithmic Podcast

We’re turning to video games for both work meetings and staying in touch with family and friends, but after COVID-19, will any of it stick?  Nokia’s trend scouter, Leslie Shannon explains why she thinks the unexpected ways we’re using technology under quarantine signals a substantial shift in society. Is this the last year in which reality is only physical? https://ftr.bz/AR2019/pod What innovations will emerge post-pandemic? https://ftr.bz/COVID19innovations/pod


25 Jun 2020

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Future Trends of Spatial Computing- Leslie Shannon of Nokia

Everything VR & AR

Tyler and Sophia have a fun conversation around the future (or not so future) capabilities of spatial computing with Leslie Shannon, Head of Ecosystem and Trend Scouting at Nokia. Connect with Leslie: Twitter: @lshannon45  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leslie-shannon-75856718/ Visit the VR/AR Association at www.TheVRARA.com for more information about how you can get involved with this worldwide organization to help gain exposure and share ideas and best practices with other experts in the industry. Subscribe to the podcast wherever podcasts are found or listen to past interviews at www.TheVRARA.com/podcast


9 Apr 2020

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Ambient Computing and 5G trends with Leslie Shannon

The Futurithmic Podcast

5G wireless is about to change our world as the heavy lifting of crunching numbers for everything from augmented reality to video games will be done elsewhere. Nokia trend seeker Leslie Shannon  joins Michael Hainsworth to talk about what “ambient computing” will mean for us, and the telecommunications industry. 5G and edge cloud will transform the world of gaming: https://ftr.bz/5Ggaming/pod OK smart speaker! Why should I trust you?: https://ftr.bz/trustspeaker/pod


3 Oct 2019