Welcome to the Venture Studio’s 2020 Summer Internship Program. We have made our job to deliver Quality eXperiences by Design (QXbD) and to deliver innovate technological solutions in the process.
Our work intersects Human Centered Design (HCD), Behavioral Economics, and Human Factors Engineering (HFE). The outcome is game changing Human-Machine-Systems (HMS) that excel at best equpping users and organizations to succeed in complex operational environments.
We believe that diversity of thought fuels innovation: our internship program involves an interdisciplinary team working side by side with seasoned experts to invent the future today.
An open and curious mind, creative problem solving coupled with mental toughness, on the job learning, passion for craftmanship and, above all, “making tech human” define our culture and shape what we produce together.
Apply here: Nokia Careers
2020 SUMMER INTERNSHIP BRIEF:
– About Nokia: https://www.nokia.com/about-us/what-we-do/
– Site: Nokia CTC, Chicago Technology Center
– Address: 2000 Lucent Lane, Naperville, IL 60563, United States
– Culture & Workstyle: fluid and interdisciplinary teamwork that challenges preconceptions and fosters experimentation; a work ethic that ecompases integrity, respect, and strives for high performance outcomes
– Dates: June 1st thru August 7th (10 weeks)
– Application deadline: April 1st (online form, portfolio and resume)
– Work hours: Monday thru Friday (business hours)
– Travel: field research can involve domestic travel in the US
– Compensation: biweekly wages based on hourly rates + overtime
– Relocation support: lump sum available under certain conditions
– Equipment: MacBook Pro + productivity, communications and design software provided for the duration of the intership
– Project context: The following two videos featuring industry analsysts provide background information for this year’s internship projects.
Apply here: Nokia Careers
Did you know…
- Given our midcontinent location and fiber concentration, a large percentage of the country’s internet traffic is running through the Chicago area.
- Some of the world’s largest data centers are also located here as a result.
- Chicagoland is home of prestigious National Labs: Fermilab and Argonne.
- Argonne is building the most powerful supercomputer center in the world.
- One of Chicago’s 100+ start-up incubators and accelerators, 1871, has become the world’s #1.
- Chicago is also one of four cities with three tier-1 research universities and plenty of good talent coming out of a number of well known colleges.
- O’Hare is the most connected airport in the U.S.
- The Chicago area is home base for 35+ of Fortune 500 companies.
- The Midwest compares to California not only in population size, but also in the number of patents, which makes Illinois, jointly with Minnesota, Ohio and Michigan, a global innovation leader.
- Nokia Software’s Venture Studio is also based here : )
Last but not least… Naperville is featured as one of the ‘Best Cities to Raise a Family in America’ and ‘Best Cities to Live in America’ . Naperville achieved the No. 1 and No 2 respectively. Naperville also came out on top in the lists of ‘Cities with the Best Public Schools in America’ and ‘Safest Cities in America.’ – Chicago Tribune.
Nokia Corporation is a Fortune Global 500 and a multinational communications and information technology enterprise founded in 1865. There are in excess of 100,000 Nokians worldwide working on a wide variety of leading edge technologies.
Nokia Bell Labs involves some of the industry’s best and brightest minds working on game changing innovations. We are headquartered in Espoo, Finland and are a public limited-liability company listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki, Euronext Paris and New York Stock Exchange.
Apply here: Nokia Careers
I am glad to share that I will be presenting as well as joining a panel discussion at Software Telco Congress. I picked the below two topics because the more we talk about operations and making things happen in the context of NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) the more making the business case as well as understanding behavioral economics happen to be of the essence.
When working on emerging technologies, technological prowess alone might not move the needle close enough to the tipping point. The fact is that “brain-ware” and organizational dynamics can be overlooked and, in turn, become harder to address than just figuring out and debating hardware and software roadmaps.
Presentation: The Impact of NFV on Service Provider Economics.
Tuesday, 08/12/14 10:00-10:45am
“While many of the questions around NFV focus on the roadmap to achieving a virtualized network infrastructure, the ultimate question is how will it impact the service provider from an economic perspective. Without that proof point, it’s difficult to make the case for NFV. What kind of impact should operators expect NFV have on OPEX? What markets will NFV open for SPs to pursue with greater success? Will the introduction of NFV open up the opportunity for new lines of revenue and new service offerings? How will this transition impact end customers in both SMB and Enterprise markets?”
Panel discussion: Making the Transition to Software – Are We Ready?
Wednesday, 08/13/14 10:45-11:30am
“One of the barriers to achieving the software telco is the support of the existing infrastructure, especially at the edge of the network, and while most providers can ill afford to make wholesale network changes for fear of negatively impacting revenues, they also realize the move to software is a necessity. How can new SDN and NFV technologies be deployed? What strategies are being discussed and which make sense and which don’t? There are number of opportunities that do not require service providers to boil the proverbial ocean.”
Looking forward to seeing you at Software Telco Congress, collocated with IT EXPO, which is promoted as the “business technology” event.