1. Corbu's Avatar
    I Have Briefed White House on IT: BlackBerry CEO: Video - Bloomberg

    March 6 (Bloomberg) -- BlackBerry CEO John Chen discusses mobile device management and the company's strategy with Jon Erlichman at the Oasis Conference in Santa Monica, CA. (Source: Bloomberg)
    03-06-14 05:12 PM
  2. wincyUt's Avatar
    Really nice interview Thanks for sharing.
    03-06-14 06:48 PM
  3. sosof's Avatar
    I don't think that interview was over

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    03-06-14 06:54 PM
  4. Corbu's Avatar
    I don't think that interview was over

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    Indeed, it wasn't. Let's hope Bloomberg puts the rest out... Thanks!
    03-06-14 06:57 PM
  5. Corbu's Avatar
    03-06-14 07:02 PM
  6. wildbanger's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing. Nice interview

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    03-06-14 07:08 PM
  7. nabil114's Avatar
    Oh I wanted to know what the White House said to him
    03-06-14 07:14 PM
  8. AnimalPak200's Avatar
    Man... I don't blame him for staying on the west coast instead of moving to Waterloo. Is that what grass looks like?

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    03-06-14 07:15 PM
  9. eldricho's Avatar
    Interesting stuff indeed!
    Would be awesome if he could somehow surprise the press with the Q20 launch in say August as BlackBerry has mostly missed deadlines a lot these past years
    Would really bring his credibility up a lot with current BlackBerry users

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    03-06-14 08:00 PM
  10. The Aficionado's Avatar
    John Chen advertises where it counts

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    03-06-14 08:27 PM
  11. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    Interesting stuff indeed!
    Would be awesome if he could somehow surprise the press with the Q20 launch in say August as BlackBerry has mostly missed deadlines a lot these past years
    Would really bring his credibility up a lot with current BlackBerry users

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    Agreed. Would be great.
    03-06-14 09:33 PM
  12. Jerale Hoard's Avatar
    Good to hear that they briefed the president. Can't wait to hear that Barack Obama chose BB10.

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    03-06-14 09:53 PM
  13. eddy_berry's Avatar
    Interesting stuff indeed!
    Would be awesome if he could somehow surprise the press with the Q20 launch in say August as BlackBerry has mostly missed deadlines a lot these past years
    Would really bring his credibility up a lot with current BlackBerry users

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    Not just with users. Bringing out a product earlier than planned would probably boost the stocks too. That would be one heck of an accomplishment for Chen. I won't get my hopes up but Chen is making it difficult. So far he doesn't seem like the BS type.
    03-06-14 10:12 PM
  14. tchocky77's Avatar
    Good to hear that they briefed the president. Can't wait to hear that Barack Obama chose BB10.

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    Does he say he "briefed the President?" Because I almost guarantee you he did not.

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    03-07-14 12:11 AM
  15. Jerale Hoard's Avatar
    Does he say he "briefed the President?" Because I almost guarantee you he did not.

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    I'm pretty sure when he said he briefed the white house the president was there.

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    03-07-14 12:31 AM
  16. tchocky77's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure when he said he briefed the white house the president was there.

    Posted via CB10
    Like in the building?

    Maybe.

    Siting in front of Chen while he gave his "briefing?"

    Highly. Highly. Unlikely.
    03-07-14 12:41 AM
  17. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure when he said he briefed the white house the president was there.

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    Nah, that isn't how it works. "Briefing the White House" doesn't even mean it will get within 10 degrees of separation from POTUS.

    If the prez was there, you would have seen a major press release from Waterloo...
    wincyUt likes this.
    03-07-14 01:02 AM
  18. WJF84's Avatar
    Nah, that isn't how it works. "Briefing the White House" doesn't even mean it will get within 10 degrees of separation from POTUS.

    If the prez was there, you would have seen a major press release from Waterloo...
    Come on, Frank Underwood is a big BlackBerry fanboy, you know he'll personally want to meet with John Chen.

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    03-07-14 02:13 AM
  19. Sith_Apprentice's Avatar
    It is highly unlikely that he met with the President to discuss IT matters. Meeting with Federal CIOs and/or the CIO for the EOP, absolutely. I know for certain he has met with other Federal CIOs already as well.
    03-07-14 10:32 AM
  20. ChescoBurgz's Avatar
    Come on, Frank Underwood is a big BlackBerry fanboy, you know he'll personally want to meet with John Chen.

    Posted via CB10
    Yes to meet the VP of the United States and his Bold 97xx
    House of Cards is awesome!

    Posted via CB10
    03-07-14 03:36 PM
  21. bluetroll's Avatar
    does anyone have the full interview?
    03-08-14 01:01 PM
  22. pfl4ume's Avatar
    Sorry, wrong link
    03-09-14 02:45 PM
  23. FrankUnderwood's Avatar
    I wouldn't go so far as to say "fanboy" and what makes you think I already haven't met Mr Chen to brief HIM on how to turn things around.

    Come on, Frank Underwood is a big BlackBerry fanboy, you know he'll personally want to meet with John Chen.

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    04-21-14 09:22 AM
  24. anon1727506's Avatar
    It is highly unlikely that he met with the President to discuss IT matters. Meeting with Federal CIOs and/or the CIO for the EOP, absolutely. I know for certain he has met with other Federal CIOs already as well.
    Still the Chicken or the Egg situation. BlackBerry needs orders to get them back in the black and seen as a STABLE Company. CIOs need CFOs to be comfortable making and "investment" by purchasing software, licensing and hardware from a company that by ALL accounts is headed for either financial ruin or a major takeover that will most likely not result in a continuation of operations as they are currently known.

    BlackBerry made a HUGE mistake in making the move from BBOS such a crossroad decision.... if BES10 were merely an upgrade to BES5 and it could be used to manage legacy device... everyone would have upgraded. Then new BB10 devices could have been slowly introduced. But by making BB10 so different, it has opened the door to allow everyone to see what other options there are out there. Are they secure, are they productive, are they cost effective.... different companies will answer differently. Just seems like no tough was given to how this transition would work, and if it opened in doors that didn't need to be opened for competitors.

    Very tough situation for Chen to be in.
    Georgiegeorge likes this.
    04-21-14 11:49 AM
  25. RubberChicken76's Avatar
    It is highly unlikely that he met with the President to discuss IT matters. Meeting with Federal CIOs and/or the CIO for the EOP, absolutely. I know for certain he has met with other Federal CIOs already as well.
    Which makes sense. The president has more important things to worry about than IT. ;-)
    04-22-14 06:47 PM

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