Nokia executive VP and chief technology officer Tero Ojanpera has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for the MidemNet Forum, the trade fair's organizers said today.

Ojanpera will address the mobile and technology-focused conference as the mobile manufacturing giant launches its new Ovi portal, which will offer music and other content.

Ojanpera is the third confirmed speaker for the Jan. 26-27, 2008 event, joining Vivendi CEO Jean-Bernard Lévy and Kevin Roberts, Saatchi & Saatchi CEO Worldwide.

The popular two-day MidemNet confab, which opens the Midem conference, is expected to gather more than 1,300 delegates for the 2008 edition.

The 42nd annual MIDEM will be held Jan. 27 to 31 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.

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