Today Nokia announced that Henry Tirri will be their new CTO, effective immediately. Tirri will work out of Sunnyvale, CA and will report directly to CEO Stephen Elop, setting the Finnish company's technical roadmap. Speaking of the decision, Elop said of the once head of the Nokia Research Center: "During his time at Nokia, Henry has provided Nokia technical leadership and challenged us to explore forward-looking technologies. In his new role, Henry will have the opportunity to make a greater impact and set the course for Nokia and our role in the mobile industry."
Tirri goes on to replace Richard Green, who you may remember took a leave of absence back in June for "personal reasons." It was widely thought that Green's leave was actually prompted by his strong disagreement with Nokia's decision to scrap Symbian in favor of Windows Phone. According to Nokia, Green is departing to go to the United States full-time to "pursue new opportunities."