Julie Byrne, Head of External Collaborations, Nokia Labs
Julie Byrne is head of Nokia Bell Labs External Collaboration Programs, responsible for the Bell Labs Distinguished Academic Partner program. Julie graduated in 1995 from Trinity College Dublin with a Master in Science (Physics) degree and began a 20+ year career in the high-tech ICT industry.
From her first engineering role at Intel Ireland Ltd., Julie joined Alcatel-Lucent in 1999. Julie’s senior management roles at Alcatel-Lucent included leadership of corporate quality program initiatives, as well as an assignment to Antwerp, Belgium in 2006 to program manage Alcatel-Lucent post-merger integration projects. She returned to Dublin in 2008 to lead the Industrial Mathematics and Computer Science research department at Bell Labs Ireland. She was Location Leader of Nokia Bell Labs in Ireland from November 2011 until January 2018, and had responsibility for all aspects of Nokia Bell Labs operations in Ireland.
In her current role Julie brings the best and brightest research minds from academic institutions around the world together with Bell Labs researchers to collaborate on technology innovations that will change how we live our lives in the future.