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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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  1. [...] told PureViewClub.com that he always wanted to take photography and make it “a part of everyday life,” and working [...]

  2. [...] Damian Dinning, Chef von Nokias Kamera-Abteilung, verlässt das Unternehmen zum Ende dieses Monats. Er werde künftig für den Autohersteller Jaguar Land Rover arbeiten, und zwar in dem Bereich “Connected Cars”. Das geht aus einer Stellungnahme Dinnings hervor, die das Weblog PureViewClub veröffentlicht. [...]

  3. [...] Autor: Patrick Bellmer  Quelle: PureViewClub « Vorige News | Nächste News [...]

  4. [...] Dinning’s departure was apparently short lived, as he explained everything in a statement to PureViewClub [...]

  5. [...] success, not just one person.Filed under: Cellphones, Transportation, Mobile, NokiaCommentsSource: PureView Club, Damian Dinning (Twitter) This entry was posted in News and tagged Nokia by Engadget. Bookmark [...]

  6. [...] Dinning, head of imaging and photography for Nokia for almost a decade, told mobile-photography blog PureView Club (which is, of course, focused on Nokia’s PureView [...]

  7. [...] as usual.There you go. Just a short update at the PureViewClub – nice for a change. The Damian Dinning exclusive even reached a Taiwanese blog I just noticed. Hope my server won’t start smoking [...]

  8. [...] 2010年晚期,当史蒂芬·埃洛普加盟诺基亚执掌CEO席位后,他对管理层进行了大幅裁员与调整。因此有猜测称戴宁正是受此因素影响故而出走。然而,戴宁日前在科技博客PureViewClub上解释自己离职原因时强调,此次离职纯属个人原因,与诺基亚管理层调整并无关联。 [...]

  9. [...] Dinning, head of imaging and photography for Nokia for almost a decade, told mobile-photography blog PureView Club (which is, of course, focused on Nokia’s PureView [...]

  10. [...] Update : Dinning has now confirmed the news in a response he sent to PureView Club. There he reiterates the reason given by Nokia UK, saying that his reason for leaving Nokia is his [...]

  11. [...] Dinning, head of imaging and photography for Nokia for almost a decade, told mobile-photography blog PureView Club (which is, of course, focused on Nokia’s PureView [...]

  12. [...] Dinning has now confirmed the news in a response he sent to PureView Club. There he reiterates the reason given by Nokia UK, saying that his reason for leaving Nokia is his [...]

  13. [...] Dinning’s departure was apparently short lived, as he explained everything in a statement to PureViewClub [...]

  14. [...] Damian Dinning, que liderou até agora o departamento de câmaras e imagem da Nokia, trocou a fabricante de telemóveis pela Jaguar Land Rover. Uma saída que apanhou o mercado de supresa e que o responsável explicou num comunicado, publicado pelo PureViewClub. [...]

  15. [...] Dinning, head of imaging and photography for Nokia for almost a decade, told mobile-photography blog PureView Club (which is, of course, focused on Nokia’s PureView [...]

  16. civichief

    This guy is unbelievable.
    He worked for Nokia, and I liked Nokia for some features like excellent navigation and superb photography units.

    Now he joins Tata/Jaguar/Land Rover. And you know: The Land Rover Defender is my favourite car, because it is/was undestructable.

    Though he will not put much features into the ruggetized Defender, he will contribute to the more civilized Jaguars, Freelanders, Discoverys and the Range Rovers.

  17. [...] Dinning, head of imaging and photography for Nokia for almost a decade, told mobile-photography blog PureView Club (which is, of course, focused on Nokia’s PureView [...]

  18. [...] Dinning, head of imaging and photography for Nokia for almost a decade, told mobile-photography blog PureView Club (which is, of course, focused on Nokia’s PureView [...]

  19. [...] has now confirmed the news in a response he sent to PureView Club. There he reiterates the reason given by Nokia UK, saying that his reason for leaving Nokia is his [...]

  20. [...] Yesterday we heard that Damian Dinning, who served as the head of Nokia‘s camera and imaging department, was leaving the company. He’ll be ending a 9 year tenure on November 30, but when this announcement was made, there will still a few mysteries left to figure out. Why was he leaving? Where is he going next? The suspense surrounding Dinning’s departure was apparently short lived, as he explained everything in a statement to PureViewClub today. [...]

  21. [...] Dinning, head of imaging and photography for Nokia for almost a decade, told mobile-photography blog PureView Club (which is, of course, focused on Nokia’s PureView [...]

  22. [...] Engadget, PureViewClub] Share on Facebook Posted by admin on Nov 25, 2012 Technology Updates • Comment feed RSS [...]

  23. [...] Engadget, PureViewClub] __spr_config = { pid: '4e7b57edc2b21947c4000043', title: 'Nokia Imaging Exec Damian Dinning [...]

  24. [...] Dinning’s departure was apparently short lived, as he explained everything in a statement to PureViewClub [...]

  25. [...] Dinning, head of imaging and photography for Nokia for almost a decade, told mobile-photography blog PureView Club (which is, of course, focused on Nokia’s PureView [...]

  26. [...] Dinning, head of imaging and photography for Nokia for almost a decade, told mobile-photography blog PureView Club (which is, of course, focused on Nokia’s PureView [...]

  27. [...] PureView Club, Damian Dinning (Twitter) This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged DamianDinning, [...]

  28. [...] que ha realizado durante los años que ha trabajado para la empresa.Damian, por su parte, ha anunciado hoy mismo, mediante la red social Twitter, que a partir del día 10 de diciembre estará [...]

  29. [...] Rover in their  “Connected Car” department.   He has released a statement on the Pure View Club site. Check it out below. Following the news of my forthcoming departure from Nokia I wanted to say [...]

  30. [...] Dinning has now confirmed the news in a response he sent to PureView Club. There he reiterates the reason given by Nokia UK, saying that his reason for leaving Nokia is his [...]

  31. [...] PureView Club, Damian Dinning [...]

  32. [...] poruku pročitajte na PureviewClub blogu. FacebookTwitterGoogle +1PinterestReddit Ovaj unos je objavljen u Nokia i označen sa Damian [...]

  33. [...] revealed as to why he will be leaving Nokia and joining Land Rover instead in response to the PureView club -: As reported in Nokia’s own statement regarding my forthcoming departure, a number of key [...]

  34. [...] with Nokia and pursue his career in his another field of interest “Connected Cars” (As told to PureView Club). We have really deep respect for this man who has been face for Nokia’s Imaging prowess long [...]

  35. [...] Nota en exclusiva de su salida /* Esta entrada fue publicada en Noticias por RubenRB. Enlace permanente. [...]

  36. [...] “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,” he said. [...]

  37. [...] ha confirmado la noticia en una respuesta que envió a PureView club . Allí se reitera la razón dada por Nokia UK, diciendo que su razón para salir de Nokia es su [...]

  38. [...] Postato da oissela 24 novembre 2012 Aggiungi un commento (Nessun voto)  Loading … [ via pureviewclub ] Damian [...]

  39. [...] Dinning ei kuitenkaan tule siirtymään sillä hänen seuraava osoitteensa on Jaguar ja Land Rover. Dinning jatkaa Nokialla vielä marraskuun loppuun [...]

  40. [...] the statement after the break, which he gave exclusively to Pureviewclub.com, he reveals that the relationship is personal, and emphasizes that there are many “unsung [...]

  41. [...] Another upside I’ve found is that Damian is NOT moving to a competitor, but to Jaguar Land Rover. http://pureviewclub.com/2012/7882 [...]

  42. [...] Yesterdays departure of Nokia’s imaging executive Damian Dinning surprise many, but now we all know where he’s headed. Damian Dinning gave exclusive interview to PureViewClub, and told them that he’s headed to Jaguar Land Rover. He also told that other than photography, cars are another life long passion. Also his family played big role in his departure, as Damian concentrating many of it’s strategic roles in Finland, he wanted to stay with his family in UK. He also stated that the whole team is behind Nokia’s camera tech, and not just one person. 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! Huge thanks to those who were extremely kind in their words of support today. Full comment from me here: pureviewclub.com/2012/7882 [...]

  43. smallnad

    Best wishes to you Damian. I fill so great using a camera of my Lumia 920 and thankful for your unbelievable job.