John S. Chen is the appointed CEO at BlackBerry, taking the place of Thorsten Heins. Chen is currently a director at both Wells Fargo and Disney, and was most recently Chairman and CEO at Sybase. He is credited with transforming Sybase before the sale to SAP.
As the interim CEO of BlackBerry, Chen is responsible for strategic direction, strategic relationships and organizational goals.
26 March 2014377By Adam ZeisLeaks are nothing new in the BlackBerry world — they've been around forever and are just part of the game. Sure, they've slowed down a lot in the last few years, but every now and then we'll see an unreleased device, image or OS show up with some juicy new info to feed the rumor mill...
24 February 2014212By Adam ZeisSince becoming CEO of BlackBerry we've already seen some bold moves from John Chen. He dug in right from the start and began making changes in hopes of turning around BlackBerry and getting things back on track for the long haul...
05 November 2013601By CrackBerry KevinLess than 24 hours after being introduced as the new Interim CEO of BlackBerry, John Chen set aside some time to talk with us at CrackBerry so we could get to know him.
He’s got a lot on his plate and a lot has been covered since yesterday’s news broke. So instead of peppering John with questions until one of us tired of the other, we kept it sweet and to the point (and he’s also a busy guy with a lot suddenly heaped onto his plate). So is John Chen the right man to help correct BlackBerry’s wandering course? Let’s find out.
05 April 201791By Bla1zeAscend Canada has announced the recipients for their 4th Annual Ascend Canada Leadership Awards. Among the five individuals recognized at the gala celebrations on April 4th, was BlackBerry CEO John Chen.
03 April 201777By Bla1zeFollowing BlackBerry's Year-End and Q4 fiscal 2017 results, BlackBerry CEO John Chen spoke with Bloomberg Technology's Gerrit De Vynck to software sales, profitability and more!
31 March 201740By James NievesWith the pivot and transition behind them and the software story in clear focus, Chen has BlackBerry on the up and up hiring 1000 new employees during 2016 and right-sizing the company in the process, the company has approximately 4000 employees
28 March 2017224By James NievesIn a letter to shareholders published earlier this month, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax Financial Prem Watsa noted why he continues to bet on John Chen.
16 March 201717By Bla1zeTo help expand BlackBerry's reach in the embedded technologies world and reduce product time to market, BlackBerry announced a partner program that allows partners to deliver integration services and build upon BlackBerry's embedded technologies.
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