Who exactly is the Interim BlackBerry CEO John S. Chen?

John S. Chen 580x326 Who exactly is the Interim BlackBerry CEO John S. Chen?We know who Prem Watsa is, but who exactly is John S. Chen, the interim CEO of BlackBerry. John Chen previously served as the chairman and CEO of Sybase Inc., beginning in 1998. Under Mr. Chen’s leadership, Sybase was transformed from a mature technology company into a high-growth enterprise data management, data warehousing, mobility management and analytics innovator that was acquired by SAP AG in 2010.

At Sybase, Mr. Chen introduced the concept of the “Unwired Enterprise”, extending enterprise applications to mobile users. Prior to Sybase, Mr. Chen held a series of executive positions at Siemens AG, Pyramid Technology Corp., and Burroughs Corp. He started his career as a design engineer with Unisys Corp. Mr. Chen is currently a director of Wells Fargo & Company and The Walt Disney Company.

John S. Chen (born July 1, 1955) is also a director of Wells Fargo & Company and Walt Disney Company. A native of Hong Kong, John Chen graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon School, an elite prep school in Northfield, Massachusetts. He then went on to graduate magna cum laude from Brown University in 1978 with a BS degree in electrical engineering. In 1979 he received his MS degree in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology.

More about John Chen via Forbes and Wikipedia.

 Who exactly is the Interim BlackBerry CEO John S. Chen?
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  1. Roger Ulmer author says

    John, I think your doing a great Job keep up the good work.

    I have only one request that I think you are over looking on all your new phones Z3 Passport ect…..

    You are not including a stand alone HDMI port I understand that you are saying well just use a MHL adapter true you can BUT it requires a external USB power supply. Trust me its a big deal more cords to carry.

    The current HDMI on the Z30 does not require a USB power adapter you need to understand that business people that travel a lot are tired of carrying a laptop in tow running through airports it’s getting old.

    My Z10 And Z30 have the HDMI out no MHL adapter needed.

    I can just plug in the HDMI cord and do a complete power point presentation with one cord no extra cords and with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse I can leave my laptop at home and work in hotel rooms with just a HDMI cord and I can do anything with my Z30 create excel sheets, word docs ect… all with one HDMI cord this is what makes blackberry great please hear me it’s important for business people to have the HDMI out with no hassles.

    Teach people the value of the new Passport and the Z30 that it’s not just a phone its a full on computer with the HDMI out and a mouse and Keyboard you can do absolutely anything you want.

    That’s all I have to say I hope you take my advice it’s a small thing that makes a big difference going forward don’t try to be like the others focus on business guys like me and what we need and success will be around the corner.

    Thanks for your time John.
    Roger Ulmer

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