Juha Christensen is president of Macromedia's mobile and devices business aimed at consumers, mobile operators, handset manufacturers, and consumer electronics manufacturers. In this role, he leads planning, engineering, marketing, and sales of innovative solutions and technologies that "light up" devices ranging from mobile phones to consumer electronics devices such as PDAs, DVD players, interactive children's toys, and set-top boxes.
Prior to joining Macromedia, Christensen served as corporate vice president of Microsoft's Mobile Devices Group from 2000 to 2003, where he was responsible for building Microsoft's franchise in the mobile industry. During his tenure, multiple products were brought to market including Smartphone, Pocket PC, Pocket PC Phone Edition, and Mobile Information Server. Christensen is also credited with building Microsoft's operator centric business model.
In 1996, Christensen co-founded Symbian, Ltd., which began as a Psion PLC spin-off. He developed the business and operational strategy, as well as initiated and led the negotiations with Nokia, Ericsson, Motorola, and Matsushita to bring them into the venture. Christensen served on Symbian's board of directors and managed the company's commercial activities, including marketing, sales, account management, business development, evangelism, product planning, product management, and all overseas operations.
From 1992, Christensen worked at Psion PLC, where he was responsible for delivering several of its pioneering palmtop products as well as pioneering wireless data solutions such as GSM-based and Mobitex/RAM based mobile messaging products.
Christensen currently serves on the boards of Action Engine, Inc., ExpandIT Solutions A/S, and Skyspire, Inc.