Valerie Buckingham

Valerie Buckingham heads North America marketing for Nokia, and spearheaded the relaunch of the Nokia brand in the region. She oversees consumer marketing, brand strategy, advertising, digital marketing and co-marketing with mobile operators and software partners. Joining the company in 2002, she has held various roles in developer marketing, technology strategy, and venture capital. Before joining Nokia, she held a number of early stage roles in Silicon Valley start-ups; founding venture-backed privacy software company Meconomy in 1999, and was an early employee of marketing analytics technology firm, Personify. A native of Canada, Valerie holds an MBA from the University of Victoria; an MFA in Intermedia from the University of British Columbia; and a Diploma in Painting from the Alberta College of Art and Design.