October 19, 2011

Conversations: About us page

About us

Hello and welcome to Conversations – the Microsoft Devices blog!

For seven years, we’ve been inspiring and delighting fans across the world with stories about the latest technology, innovations and people shaping the mobile industry.

Here you’ll be peppered with all-things Microsoft and how our innovative hardware and software is empowering us do more and achieve more.

We want to create stories you want to comment on and share with other people. We’re always listening to your ideas, opinions and, yes, any complaints. Keep the feedback coming. It helps us do things better!


We are part-publishing professionals, part-communications experts and part-Kryptonite. All told, there are twelve of us contributing, in various capacities.

Tiina Jaatinen Tiina Jaatinen is the editor-in-chief. She has the vision and the strategy and she guides us through the daily hurdles by turning challenges into opportunities, whilst making sure we maintain our standards of journalistic excellence. Sailing, tennis and cross-country skiing keep her going.
Luke-update Luke Peters is our Editor. He’s written for, and edited, some of the biggest technology publishing titles for the best part of 15 years. He works with the global Conversations teams to craft the most engaging articles and stories for the switched-on, ever-expanding Conversations audience.
rhea_borja Rhea Borja is our Deputy Editor based in California. A self-confessed gadget geek and inveterate wordsmith, Rhea uses her 15-year experience as a journalist and communications pro to create and edit compelling stories. Oh, and Rhea used to work at NASA.
adam-150x150 Adam Fraser is our staff writer. Adam worked for Nokia Care Points for several years prior to joining Conversations, including the one at the London flagship store. He’s the one who really knows the ins and outs of all the devices, and gets our phones working again when we’ve tested them too strenuously.
nishtha-about-us Nishtha Arora is our contributing Editor based in India. A proud technophile and a communications purist, Nishtha is an ex-technology and lifestyle journalist who has worked for Indian national dailies and premiere news networks. When she is not suffering from ‘Gadgetitis’, she occupies herself by watching endless reruns of rom-coms and world cinema on the telly.
Joel Willans Joel Willans is the Editor of Connects. An award-winning author, his love of storytelling has helped him edit and write for six Nokia blogs in the last five years. He’s currently learning the art of photography with his much-loved Lumia 1020.
anna-k Anna Kurkijarvi is an ex-travel journalist who has written for Finnish national newspapers and magazines. She now explores the wonderful world of mobile tech and enjoys discovering new apps, new online communities and new Lumia lovers.
Kathlees-Harris2 Kathleen Harris is a writer with an academic background in linguistics and computer-mediated communication. She loves all things Lumia, especially discovering new apps and games. Her other interests include tech, history, and gaming.
Alexander-Pakhotenko Alexander Pakhotenko is the editor-in-chief of Conversations Russia. Alexander is a tech geek with extensive engineering experience. He can assemble and disassemble any (or almost any!) mobile device. An experienced presenter and speaker.
jan-carlos Juan Carlos Anez is the editor for “Conversaciones” – our Spanish edition. Besides his passion for flawless products and service, he found true fuel in running races of all distances, from 10K to marathons.
Rubia-Pria Rubia Pria is the editor of our Brazilian blog. With a huge passion for mobile technology, there’s nothing Rubia doesn’t know about Lumia, Asha, Nokia X family or Windows Phone. Her interests include music, flamenco dance, dogs and Latin idioms!