Adam's Résumé

Adam Birchall is an International Business Development Specialist, Strategic Partnerships Director, Mobile Industry Expert, Panel Speaker and Technology Thought Leader Get in Touch

Barclays Corporate Banking

Vice President, Mobile Solutions
Based London, UK
Barclays Corporate Banking

Accountable for strategic client acquisitions and partnerships at Board level in retail, non-profit, hospitality, leisure, and education sectors (over £100M turnover accounts).

Recognised as a mobile and m-commerce industry thought leader, a sought after speaker at conferences, sector specific seminars and events.

Forged intelligence and business development initiatives within digital disruption; shaped new investment areas for Barclays and acquired energetic partnerships across emerging technologies and business sectors.

Mobile Consultant

Mobile Industry Consultant
Based Muscat, Oman
Middle East & Africa

Mobile and technology industry subject matter expert, offering strategic advisory and business development services on a consultancy basis to telecoms, NFC and mobile commerce sectors in the Middle East and Africa.

Strategic advisor to major Middle Eastern operator Ooredoo; developed and delivered first ever-mobile device portfolio strategy and segmentation model in Oman for major retail launch.

BD Director, Nokia

Director of Business Development & Partnerships (Middle East & Africa)
Based Dubai, UAE
Nokia Corporation

Developed a framework for the deployment of Nokia’s Near Field Communications (NFC) and Mobile Broadcast TV initiatives in the Middle East and Africa. Steered partnership and business development, and led on all major launches within the region.

Head of Devices, Nokia

Head of Devices Strategic Intelligence
Based Farnborough, UK
Nokia Corporation

Pioneered strategic insight, reporting directly to the Nokia executive team at Board level, including CEO. Analysed, identified and defined five-year plans for all major categories (and the non-traditional space) to predict rise of emerging technologies and major disruptions, such as display innovations, wearable devices, hand-held tablets, and multi-device play etc.

Competitive Intelligence, Nokia

Senior Manager, Devices Competitive Intelligence
Based Farnborough, UK
Nokia Corporation

Headed a new intelligence team with a global remit, comprising 11 intelligence experts and category managers across multiple time zones in Europe, APAC and North America, stationed at strategic R&D units. Analysed and identified technology landscape across multiple categories for early R&D development, including conception, segmentation, and competitive positioning at specific category level.

Mobile Operator Group Marketing, Nokia

Senior Manager, Mobile Operator Group Marketing
Based Farnborough, UK
Nokia Corporation

Relocated to head device collaboration and service deployment within Telefonica O2 European territories and at Group level within the Telefonica’s Chief Technology Office; directed all Group technology collaboration, technology roadmap development and service trials with the mega operator for high-profile joint venture launches.  Managed a cross-functional team with dotted line leadership of European resources.

Product Portfolio & Planning, Nokia

Manager, Product Portfolio & Planning
Based San Diego, USA
Nokia Corporation

Headed a cross-functional Product Development unit with a specialist Design and Engineering team. Defined segmentation and revolutionised an advanced design structure to realise a global CDMA mobile device portfolio.

Competitive Intelligence, Nokia

Manager, Competitive Intelligence Unit
Based San Diego, USA
Nokia Corporation

Transformed the Competitive Intelligence Unit from a legacy of mismanagement; re-energised the unit from the ground-up, analysed entire product lifecycle and built a robust development milestone process.

Competitive Intelligence, Nokia

Product Manager
Based San Diego, USA
Nokia Corporation

Originally headhunted to UK office, then seconded to the USA, to manage analogue device products, together with the launch of new ‘tough product’ concept into the USA and Europe.  Developed Nokia 252, the first personalisation phone in the US. Oversaw the delivery of Nokia 6300 on an infrastructure and operating system not yet in existence, and which remained the bedrock of a portfolio of products for more than five years.