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Stefan Wilhelm

San Francisco, CA
Managing Partner and Head of Bell Labs Consulting


Stefan is the Managing Partner and Head of Bell Labs Consulting at Nokia and is leading a global team with the mission to inspire change with thought leadership at the intersection of emerging technologies, new business models and societal impact. Bell Labs Consulting is Nokia Bell Labs’ next-generation technology advisory arm serving CSPs, industries and webscale players globally.

Stefan has over 20 years of leadership and management experience in the global communications and tech industries. Prior to joining Nokia Bell Labs, he worked at DETECON as a Member of the Executive Team and Managing Partner for over ten years, and most recently served as the CEO of Detecon Inc. Before this, Stefan spent ten years at Deutsche Telekom Group holding several senior positions, most recently as Vice President Group Strategy.

He is based in San Francisco, USA, and has lived and worked in Asia, Europe, and the US. Stefan holds a master’s degree from the RWTH Aachen University in Germany and completed executive education at Stanford University and ie University Madrid.