BlackBerry Creates New 'Technology Solutions' Business Unit as Part of Turnaround

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BlackBerry has named Dr. Sandeep Chennakeshu to lead a new business unit to be called BlackBerry Technology Solutions, or BTS.

The BTS business unit comprises BlackBerry's "innovative technology assets," including: QNX, internet-of-things platform Project Ion, Certicom, and Paratek, as well as BlackBerry's patent portfolio.

"I am very pleased that Sandeep has joined BlackBerry to lead BTS," said BlackBerry CEO John Chen.

Chennakeshu has been engaged in the wireless and semiconductor industry for 25 years, including serving as president of Ericsson Mobile Platforms and CTO of Sony-Ericsson. He is a named inventor on 73 patents.

"QNX, Certicom and Paratek are strategic and technically innovative assets with significant potential to address the much wider global markets for secure, reliable communications and embedded applications," Chen continued. "Project Ion creates an application platform that enables secure and collaborative machine-to-machine communication required by the growing number of end-to-end, Internet of Things applications. Our broad global portfolio of 44,000 patents is of value to several industry segments."

"Combining all these assets into a single business unit led by Sandeep will create operational synergies and new revenue streams, furthering our turnaround strategy," he added.

Company:
BlackBerry
Website:
http://www.blackberry.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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