Nokia Bell Labs Rocks Propelify Innovation Festival 2017

May 18, 2017

Have you ever wondered what the brilliant minds at Nokia Bell Labs are working on lately? Do you want to work with or for us? Then come meet the Bell Labs team at the Propelify Innovation Festival 2017 (formerly Propellerfest) at Mile Square City in Hoboken on May 18th.

Considered the SXSW of the Northeast, this year's event will include more than 80 speakers on two stages including our own Marcus Weldon, President of Bell Labs and Chief Technology Officer of Nokia; Arianna Huffington, Divyank Turakhia, founder and CEO of; Bonin Bough, host of CNBC's Cleveland Hustles; Albert Wenger, a partner at Union Square Ventures; and Jesse Hertzberg, CEO of Livestream. See drones fly, experience virtual reality and listen to special guest singer, songwriter, and technical pioneer, Beatie Wolfe, perform new songs from her album Raw Space on the main stage tonight. Last year 8,000+ innovators from 43 states and 10 countries attended. Don’t miss it this year.

Visit the Bell Labs tent to meet our researchers, experience our demos and listen to our talks:

11:00am: "Who is most likely to fund you?"  Chris White, Head of Network Algorithms, Analytics, Control and Security Research 

12:00 pm: “The Nokia Innovation challenge”   Thierry Klein, Head of Innovation Management for Verticals 

2:30pm: “Why Nokia Bell Labs E.A.T. Musical Fish”  Domhnaill Hernon, Head of Innovation Incubation 

3:30pm: "Kicking Photons with Facebook"   Peter Winzer, Optical Subsystems Research Director 

4:30pm: Fireside chat with Beatie Wolfe & Domhnaill Hernon

Featured on the main stage:

1:45pm: “The Future of all things & the creation of time” Marcus Weldon, President of Bell Labs and CTO of Nokia 

7:30pm /8:00pm: Beatie Wolfe performing new songs from her Raw Space album      


Learn about our collaboration with Beatie Wolfe and the Nokia Bell Labs Human Digital Orchestra at last year's Propeller Festival: