BlackBerry Summit Speakers Announced

WATERLOO, ONTARIO – September 19, 2023 – BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today unveiled its lineup of guest speakers for BlackBerry Summit, the company’s biggest event of the year. Taking place on October 17 in New York at the Conrad New York Downtown, BlackBerry Summit will bring together thought leaders in IoT, IT, and Cybersecurity and showcase the company’s latest innovations.

John Chen, Executive Chairman & CEO, BlackBerry, will deliver the opening keynote, providing an update on BlackBerry’s strategy and vision, and be followed by thought leaders from around the world, namely:

  • Jim Hagemann Snabe, Chairman Siemens, Chairman Northvolt, Board Member, Former co-CEO of SAP
  • Honorable Dana Deasy, Board Member Deutsche Bank USA, SAIC, Chairman Intangic, Adjunct Professor Carnegie Mellon University
  • Sami Khoury, Head, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security
  • Kenneth Bible, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Raj Thuppal, Chief Information Officer, Department of National Defence, Canada
  • Philipp Skogstad, President & CEO, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America
  • Sarah Cooper, General Manager Industry Products, Amazon Web Services
  • Máuhan Zonoozy, Head of Innovation, Spotify
  • Innocent Muhizi, CEO, Rwanda Information Society Authority, Rwanda
  • Zina Cole, Partner, and Wendy Zhu, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Kristin Lee, Senior Features Editor, MotorTrend
  • Goldy Hyder, President & CEO, Business Council of Canada
  • Michael Tremblay, President & CEO, Invest Ottawa
  • Dr. Steven Gottwals, Technical Director Security Solutions, Adobe

“It is a privilege to host this distinguished group of customers, partners and friends, as guest speakers at BlackBerry Summit,” said Neelam Sandhu, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Elite Customer Success Officer, Head of Sustainability, BlackBerry. “Their visionary perspectives on the future of the IoT, IT, and Cybersecurity, together with innovations from BlackBerry, will help shape and advance a trusted, hyperconnected world. The excitement is evident for a BlackBerry Summit experience that will enable our customers to confidently unlock business value in the digital era.”

BlackBerry Summit will reveal the global trends that will shape the future of business in a world driven by rapid technological developments and affected by a digital trust deficit.  As well, attendees will experience new technologies for their IoT, IT, and Cybersecurity needs – including edge intelligence, AI cybersecurity, embedded systems, quantum solutions, edge-to-cloud platforms, and more.

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