Mary T. McDowell

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This article is about the telecommunications executive. For the social reformer, see Mary McDowell.
Mary T. McDowell
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Born 1964 (age 52–53)[1]
Chicago, IL, USA
Nationality American
Education U. Illinois - Engineering BS, 1986 Computer Science
Occupation Business executive
Awards Distinguished Alumni Award 2011[2]
World Master of Innovation 2009[3]
Top 10 Women in Wireless 2008[4]
Top 20 Women in Technology 2000[5]

Mary T. McDowell is an American telecommunications executive.[6][7] At Nokia, she oversaw new product development,[8][1][9][10] and was in charge of its mobile phones,[11][12][13][14] as well as strategy.[15][16] Before Nokia, she worked at Compaq/Hewlett Packard from 1986 to 2003,[17] where she was at one point in charge of its server division[18][19] as well as serving as a chief strategist.[20] At Compaq, McDowell grew its ProLiant server business.[21] In 2004, McDowell was in charge of 2,000 employees at Nokia.[22] She described Nokia in 2011 as being "clogged with bureaucracy" and pushed decision-making to local levels to speed up product development.[23] In 2012 she was described as one of ten "disruptive individuals" reshaping the mobile phone industry.[24] In 2016, she was chosen as CEO of Polycom, a firm which makes technology to help humans work together to create content.[25]

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  1. ^ a b Staff writer (October 18, 2004). "5 Women to Watch: We have a hunch they may grace the top 50 list someday.". Fortune Magazine. Retrieved July 31, 2016. ...Mary McDowell, 40 -- SVP; General Manager, Enterprise Solutions, Nokia -- After leaving her strategy job at HP late last year, McDowell now oversees Nokia's new products, like wireless phones that double as computers--a centerpiece of the company's growth strategy.... 
  2. ^ Note: from the Illinois Computer Science department
  3. ^ World's Master of Innovation, (2009), CIO Most Innovative Companies, "Business Week" Retrieved 2013-02-07.
  4. ^ Top 10 Women in Wireless, (2008), Mary McDowell, Fierce Wireless. Retrieved 2013-02-07.
  5. ^ Note: from the Association of Women in Computing
  6. ^ Ina Fried (September 3, 2003). "Former server exec gets new role at HP: Mary McDowell, who has been on a sabbatical, steps into a new role that oversees corporate strategy, putting to rest speculation that she might head to one of HP's rivals.". CNET. Retrieved August 9, 2016. ...In finding a new position for McDowell, HP is hoping to put to rest speculation that the executive might head to one of HP's rivals in the server business. HP leads in the sale of Intel-based servers but trails behind IBM for the overall server revenue crown.... 
  7. ^ Mike McGee (5 November 2003). "Mary McDowell leaves HP station: Or does the station leave Mary McDowell?". The Inquirer. Retrieved August 9, 2016. ...HP DENIED THAT MARY McDowell, top Compaq executive, was leaving the ship, as you can read in this story, published in July.... 
  8. ^ TOMIO GERON (October 13, 2009). "Nokia Development Chief Weighs In On Start-Ups, Global Markets". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved July 31, 2016. ...Mary McDowell, executive vice president and chief development officer at Nokia, .... 
  9. ^ Nokia to cut 10,000 jobs, divest assets, Nokia to cut 10,000 jobs, divest assets, EE Times, Retrieved 2013-06-25.
  10. ^ Lisa Sibley (June 14, 2012). "Nokia cutting 10,000 jobs, trims Q2 outlook". Silicon Valley Business Journal. Retrieved July 31, 2016. ...The company's Chief Marketing Officer Jerri DeVard is stepping down, along with Executive Vice President of Mobile Phones Mary McDowell and Executive Vice President of Markets Niklas Savander. The announcements came among other changes and new hires to its senior leadership.... 
  11. ^ Nicky Smith (June 8, 2012). "Nokia's Mary McDowell Sees a Future for the Feature Phone". Nallabee. Retrieved August 9, 2016. ...Despite ever-cheaper smartphones, Nokia’s Mary McDowell insists there remains a future for the feature phone, provided they can continue to offer more bang for even fewer bucks. Nokia’s strategy at the low end, McDowell said, is to recognize that the smartphone is coming down in price and to continue to offer its feature phone lineup at prices below that.... 
  12. ^ Dan Frommer (July 20, 2010). "Who Should Be Nokia's Next CEO?". Forbes. Retrieved July 31, 2016. ...Mary McDowell, EVP of mobile phones for Nokia... 
  13. ^ Cromwell Schubarth (February 6, 2011). "Nokia shakeup expected in strategy shift". Silicon Valley Business Journal. Retrieved July 31, 2016. ... mobile phone chief Mary T. McDowell as three who will be asked to leave.... 
  14. ^ Haydn Shaughnessy (February 25, 2013). "Is Nokia Stock Oversold?". Forbes. Retrieved July 31, 2016. ...Nokia Mobile Phones executive Vice President, Mary Mcdowell presents the new Lumia mobile phone by Nokia during a press conference in Barcelona on February 27, 2012 on the opening day of the Mobile World Congress.... 
  15. ^ Bill Alpert (November 8, 2004). "Nokia's Bold Expansion Plans: Nokia says it can grow again, by beating Microsoft and others.". Barron's. Retrieved July 31, 2016. ... Nokia's enterprise solutions manager Mary McDowell.... 
  16. ^ "Bears at the door: Can the world's largest handset-maker regain the initiative?". The Economist. January 7, 2010. Retrieved July 31, 2016. ...Last February Nokia's management kicked off what is internally known as a “transformation project” to address all these concerns. “We needed to move faster. We needed to improve our execution. And we needed a tighter coupling of devices and services,” explains Mary McDowell, Nokia's chief strategist. ... 
  17. ^ Jim Greer (December 14, 2003). "Compaq top execs going ... going... -- More Compaq bigwigs leave HP as post-merger culture starts to take root". Houston Business Journal. Retrieved July 31, 2016. ...Mary McDowell, who joined Houston-based Compaq in 1986, until recently was running a key server division and serving as senior vice president of strategy and corporate development at Hewlett-Packard. ... Nokia announced McDowell will start as head of its enterprise solutions group.... 
  18. ^ Daniel Lyons (April 3, 2000). "Speed Demons". Forbes. Retrieved July 31, 2016. ...“The little fish ultimately will eat the big fish,” says Mary McDowell, general manager of Compaq’s server division.... 
  19. ^ Shelley Emling (October 19, 2006). "Women to watch". Fortune magazine. Retrieved July 31, 2016. ...Mary McDowell -- EVP; GM (Charts), Enterprise Solutions -- Nokia (Charts), Finland -- McDowell, 42, runs the division trying to gain a foothold in the lucrative corporate market that BlackBerry dominates.... 
  20. ^ Julie Watson (November 29, 2003). "Hires, Fires And Retires: Nov. 24-28, 2003". Forbes Magazine. Retrieved July 31, 2016. ...Nokia said Mary McDowell, who was most recently head of strategy at HP, would lead its enterprise business unit... 
  21. ^ Ashlee Vance (24 November 2003). "Former HP/Compaq server guru heads to Nokia". The Register. Retrieved August 9, 2016. ...McDowell is perhaps best known for driving Compaq's successful ProLiant server business ... McDowell's enterprise expertise.... 
  22. ^ Ari Hakkarainen (September 10, 2010). "Behind the Screen: Nokia's success story in an industry of navel-gazing executives and crazy frogs". Klaava Media. Retrieved August 9, 2016. 
  23. ^ Andrew Hill (April 13, 2011). "Inside Nokia: rebuilt from within". Financial Times. Retrieved August 9, 2016. ...... 
  24. ^ Dylan Tweney (March 21, 2012). "10 disruptive individuals who are reshaping the mobile industry". VentureBeat. Retrieved August 9, 2016. ...Sometimes disruption comes in the form of business innovation ... Executive vice president Mary T. McDowell leads Nokia‘s Mobile Phones business unit, which accounts for about half of Nokia’s business.... 
  25. ^ Polycom Inc: (September 7, 2016). "BRIEF-Mary McDowell named CEO of Polycom effective completing acquisition by Siris". Reuters. Retrieved August 9, 2016. ...Mary McDowell named CEO of Polycom effective as of the closing of the acquisition of Polycom by affiliates of Siris....