Rob Marson heads Business, Development and Operations (BizDevOps) within the Emerging Products Unit in Nokia Optical Networking business group. He leads the definition, promotion and fostering of new approaches to software-driven value creation, enabling co-development scenarios across the portfolio (NE, SW and Services) internally and with external partners. Previously, Rob was head of strategy for Nokia’s cybersecurity product unit within the Nokia Software business group. In this role he was responsible for portfolio and strategic marketing, market assessment, launches, and marketing strategies in support of new business development and expansion. Rob joined Nokia via its acquisition of Nakina Systems where he was Vice President of marketing and strategy. As part of the eecutive team Rob directed the the company to its successful acquisition by Nokia. He has previously held senior management positions at a number of market leading public technology companies including JDSU, LSI and Nortel.