On Tuesday, May 14 in the BlackBerry Jam Americas General Session, attendees heard about the latest on BlackBerry® 10 app development.
If you were unable to attend, you can watch a replay of the Keynote Address here.
Keynote Speakers included:
Vice President, Developer Relations & Ecosystem Development, BlackBerry
As Vice President of developer relations, Alec is responsible for building an ecosystem
of software applications for BlackBerry® OS handhelds, the BlackBerry®
PlayBook™ tablet, and future BlackBerry products built upon the QNX operating system.
Prior to BlackBerry, Alec co-founded Iotum, an award-winning communications startup; served
as vice president of marketing at Versatel Networks; and headed up the marketing
efforts for several key initiatives at Microsoft, including the launch of Internet
Explorer in 1995.
Alec was an early adopter of social media as a branding, awareness, and SEO strategy.
His award-winning blog (2002-present) is recognized on most of the Top 10/Top 100
lists for telecommunications and VoIP blogs.
Vice President, Application Platform & Tools, BlackBerry
Christopher Smith is Vice President, Application Platform and Tools at BlackBerry. Responsible
for driving development and product focus, Chris inspires a diverse group of developers
and product managers to deliver leading edge technologies in the areas of Security,
Gaming, NFC, and Visual Keyboard, in addition to the many developer tools and platforms
that he has helped evolve during his career at BlackBerry.
Chris joined BlackBerry in 2001 and has held senior technical leadership roles in BlackBerry
Retail Software, BlackBerry Infrastructure and the Advanced Technologies Group when
he turned his focus to the Development Platform in 2005.
Chris has spent the last fourteen years building groundbreaking mobile solutions
and has developed a deep and broad understanding of the mobile landscape across
device, server and infrastructure components. Prior to joining BlackBerry, Chris led development
of the emobility Access Server (e*Touch) at Nortel Networks. He was also a member
of the first Internet/Java practice at IBM Global Services in Stockholm, Sweden.
Chris has studied at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Waterloo
in his native Canada.
Chris is a very experienced and lively speaker with keynote appearances at major
events such as the Mobile World Congress, Le Web, Java One, Open World, BlackBerry
Live™ and the BlackBerry Developer Conference.
Vice President, Global Alliances & Business Development, BlackBerry
Martyn leads the Global Alliances organization for BlackBerry. In this role, he engages
with application partners and content providers to aid their efforts in providing
top quality applications and services to BlackBerry devices. Martyn and his team
manage BlackBerry's partner relationships in the multimedia, gaming, social networking,
print media and business markets with as well as play an active role in the management
of BlackBerry World™, BlackBerry's application storefront.
Prior to BlackBerry, Martyn worked at iAnywhere Solutions (a Sybase subsidiary) as Director
of Mobile Solutions where he worked on various new technology offerings in areas
such as RFID and intelligent sensor networks. He is also the author of Mobile and
Wireless Design Essentials.