John Chen is a 35-year veteran of the technology industry and proven leader. He previously led the re-invention of Sybase, Inc. into a $1.5 billion-plus high-growth innovator with 55 consecutive quarters of profitability. As Executive Chairman and CEO of BlackBerry since November of 2013, John now directs the company’s transformation into a software and services company that aims to be the leader in securing a hyper-connected world of people and things. Rich Karlgaard is publisher of Forbes and author or co-author of several critically-acclaimed books including the The Soft Edge in 2014 and Team Genius, The New Science of High-Performing Organizations in 2015. In this candid conversation, Chen and Karlgaard will discuss topics from business transformation to cyber security to the emergence of the Internet of Things and where Chen sees the greatest opportunities for technology innovation and growth.
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John Chen, Executive Chairman & CEO, BlackBerry
Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes Magazine