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After today’s story on Damian Dinning, I am extremely honored he sent me his exclusive response to his decision to leave Nokia.

Following the news of my forthcoming departure from Nokia I wanted to say a few words:

Firstly, wow! Huge thanks for the incredibly kind words of support and well wishes. I have been so touched by all of your messages.

As reported in Nokia’s own statement regarding my forthcoming departure, a number of key strategic roles have moved to Finland. My family and I are based in the UK at a stage in our lives where relocation is unfortunately not an option. I have therefore made the tremendously difficult decision after nearly 9 years with Nokia to leave the company. I am hugely proud of the work I have been involved with during my time at Nokia and feel privileged to have worked with some of the smartest people I’ve ever been fortunate enough to meet.

As reported by a few, the work area I am best known for, imaging, is the result of a huge and massively talented pool of people. I have often felt embarrassed by the media attention I received knowing that whilst I am proud of my own contributions and the forward looking guidance I have strived to provide the teams, there are a lot of unsung heroes!

I have known for some time that I would be leaving Nokia. I’ve spent many many months with this in mind, working with incredibly talented and highly motivated people across various teams building towards the next steps Nokia will take in imaging.

At a very young age, I had two very strong interests, cars and photography. With regards to the latter, I wanted to be able to take photography from the nerdy or for special occasions only use it was at the time, to being part of everyday life. I never thought I’d be able to play a role in making that happen, but my time at Nokia gave me exactly that opportunity. I really feel I’ve been able to fulfil that ambition. Whilst we’re really only just entering the next major stage in the development of photography and I still have a very clear vision of how I see it’s longer term development, I fully recognise this is the perfect opportunity for me to work in quite a different area.

For those less cynical amongst you, there’s a lot to look forward to as the various teams continue to work as hard as ever. I feel confident you’re going to really love what they’re working on for the future. Having been directly involved, I’m personally intrigued to monitor as a spectator, their progress.

As for my future, I am moving to an industry I’ve wanted to be part of for a very long time. My experience in telecoms and smartphones provides me with a great opportunity to make a difference in a company whose own development is inspiring at a time of great change. I am thrilled that I’ll shortly be joining Jaguar Land Rover where I’ll take a role driving future innovations in the exciting new field of Connected Car.

You can still contact me via my twitter page @PhoneDaz, but I will not be using this account in relation to my new role. Feel free to nudge me from time to time…

Best wishes to you all.

Damian Dinning

(PureViewClub is also on Twitter and Facebook)

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  6. theslayer

    With the disclaimer that I’ve no clue if 60000 pounds is a huge salary, I wonder if this is it? http://www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com/jaguar-land-rover/vacancies-how-to-apply/job-search/?id=11645

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  10. Rajesh Rai

    All the best Damian, Nokia is losing a significant part of itself.

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  13. Chani

    Thanks, Marc. All the very best, Damian, Land Rover is gaining a gem :)

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  15. Good Luck Damian ! Stay blessed always ! Nokia 808 has changed the way I look at the world ! It is a work of art !

    • Michael

      Thanks Damian!
      Nokia 808 has changed everything in the mobile world, nothing above, nothing beside!
      I love my 808:-)

  16. Junnior_Reis

    Good Luck Damian… A Big Hug From Brazil !!!

  17. rhishi

    all the very best damian, we all will miss u from nokia, but will continue to be friends on twitter, may ur future endevour take u even higher and technology benifit even more, best wishes.

  18. thank u very much pureview for this,and good wishes to you sir

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  27. Lourenco

    Thanks Marc!

    Thanks Danning for being responsible for this incredible piece of hardware I carry everyday in my pocket – my Nokia 808!

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  29. javid

    @marc – thanks for bringing this news.
    @Damian – thanks to you for bringing so many great imaging devices to the us, the masses. I do sincerely wish you all the best at Land Rover – I would be very interested in following your new career path through twitter if you decide to go that route.
    Of course i will continue to follow you and prod you with the odd question or three as i have in the past – leaning on you for your imaging knowledge and experience.