BlackBerry World 2012: Expert Speakers From RIM, Industry Analysts and Our Partners and Customers


Access to speakers, who are at the top of their fields and experts in mobility, is one of the main reasons people come to BlackBerry World™. And this year we again have a great lineup of spokespeople from Research In Motion® (RIM®), industry analysts, partners and customers talking about all things BlackBerry®.

Of course, the biggest buzz will be around the General Session. As thousands of people stream into seats in that hall, it’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement around what’s new and what’s coming!

This year, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins makes his debut as the keynote speaker for the General Session, scheduled for Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 at 9 AM. Mr. Heins has been behind the scenes at the conference for the many years he’s been a part of RIM, but I think everyone is very excited to hear him articulate the vision he has for RIM as we lead up to the release of BlackBerry® 10. Everyone has read the news or followed the speculation, but there’s nothing like hearing what’s coming directly from the CEO himself!

Alan Panezic, Vice President of Enterprise Product Management and Marketing, will follow Mr. Heins in the General Session. If you want to hear how BlackBerry® Mobile Fusion is the evolution of the much-trusted BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, Mr. Panezic is the person to tell the story. He’ll cover why organizations supporting a wide variety of devices will welcome RIM’s approach to multi-device management.

I also find some of the best-attended sessions at BlackBerry World are the ones led by industry analysts. The show has attracted some outstanding people this year, representing a real cross-section of expertise in mobility. Some of these speakers will present solo and others will be part of lively panels. Be on the lookout for these headliners: Josh Martin of Strategy Analytics, Jeff Orr from ABI Research, Philippe Winthrop from EMF, Jack Gold from J Gold Associates, Nick McGuire and Will Stofega from IDC, Tim Sheppard and Chris Jones from Canalys, Carl Howe and Eugene Signiorini from the Yankee Group, and Michael Gartenberg from Gartner.

The sessions cover a lot of ground and will feature an army of RIM experts to talk about the latest products and innovations. But there are also several guest speakers who are our partners and key customers, and these sessions will be great to zero in on specific topics that interest you as well as obtain different perspectives on these topics. Be on the lookout for these sessions as you browse the sessions catalog.

All this know-how in one place — and all you have to do to access it is register now for BlackBerry World 2012!

Which speakers or sessions are you looking forward to and why? Tell us in the comments.

About Luke Reimer

@Luke_Reimer is a Senior Marketing Manager at BlackBerry helping to design, launch, and manage enterprise marketing programs - particularly concerning content across digital mediums. Beyond spreading BlackBerry goodness in enterprise communities, you can find Luke cooking up a storm, out on his motorcycle (when Canadian weather allows), or digging into a good science fiction book.

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