Newkia, a new company started by former Nokia Asia-Pacific CEO
Thomas Zilliacus, former Asia-Pacific CEO of Nokia, seems to have is planning big for his newly-founded company dubbed Newkia. As it seems he is taking to heart the saying “when a door closes, another one opens.”
Although the name is quite interesting and abstract Zilliacus is planning to get himself and his company in an industry, which is quite hostile to newcomers and as you know there are only a few companies that are making profit on the market right now. Zilliacus says his chosen team of execs is mainly comprised of those people that he considers not having enough voice and were sidelined by those, whom were incapable to see the market for what it is and how it has:
“Well I think it’s a good deal for Microsoft, but I think it’s a disaster, or rather the result of a disastrous strategic error on Nokia’s side in going for the Windows Operating system 3 years ago. So it is, in a way, a natural end to a sad story, but it opens up a lot of new opportunities”, Zilliacus stated when asked why he’s unapproving of the Microsoft deal.
When asked about the problems in Nokia the new boss of Newkia is saying the problems of Nokia started way before that:
“Nokia’s problems started long before Stephen Elop came on board. Nokia became simply too arrogant, Nokia’s management thought they knew the markets better than the markets knew themselves, and did not, therefore, change anything in [the] winning concept – the market changed, and the winning concept was no longer winning. However, when Stephen Elop became the CEO, Nokia was still the world’s market leader, and I think Nokia’s position today would be a lot stronger had Nokia not decided to go for Windows [Phone] alone.”
All in all you should expect more from Zillacus and maybe we will see a new Android device on the market soon.