S60 Smartphone Quality Assurance: A Guide for Mobile Engineers and Developers
Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Author(s): Saila Laitinen
Published Online: 11 JAN 2007
Print ISBN: 9780470056851
Online ISBN: 9780470059395
About the Author
Saila Laitinen, an engineer, grew up and went to school in Oulu from where she moved to the capital area of Finland in 1995. She is married and has two children. She graduated from Oulu University, from where she gained an M.Sc. in computer engineering.
She joined Nokia in 1995 and has worked in a variety of positions and organizations within the company since then. She started in Nokia Networks and worked as a software engineer for three years. This gave her a solid base including an overall understanding of software and development challenges as well as network technologies. During those three years she also worked as a project manager on two software projects. This provided her with fi rst-hand understanding and know-how of how challenging it is to run a project both to budget and to a given schedule.
After Networks Saila joined the Nokia Ventures Organisation to lead testing activities in one venture. Then she gained international experience and worked in Nokia Hungary as an expatriate. In Hungary her responsibility was to manage the overall testing activities of Nokia's very fi rst presence server-product. After Hungary she moved back to Finland and joined the S60 product line, where she led the testing, triage and technical consultancy teams. These teams worked on a daily basis in response to S60 customer products and provided them with platform expertise in different technologies and activities. Lastly Saila joined Forum Nokia where she currently leads the global consultancy function to serve the biggest developer community innovating on top of Nokia platforms.
Working in all these organizations and both in Finland and abroad has given her very clear insight into mobile technologies and cultural differences. Several years experience working with S60 customer programs has given her the fi rst hand knowledge needed to write this book.
In addition to this book she has publications in different testing and quality assurance related conference proceedings.