BlackBerry Innovation Forum 2011 around the corner

The BlackBerry Innovation Forum is set to take place in Johannesburg on 6 October 2011

September 23, 2011

Hosted by Research In Motion (RIM), the company behind the BlackBerry solution, will feature presentations from top business and technology speakers as well as a showcase of the latest mobile business solutions. The forum forms part of a series of events taking place throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa brings together business leaders and mobile innovators.

This year, the BlackBerry Innovation Forum will focus on the theme of Enterprising Minds and how organisations can empower staff to deliver real customer value. The day’s presentations and solutions showcase will focus on the most important mobile trends including social networking, mobile commerce, consumerisation of IT, migration to the cloud and tablet computing.

The event is a perfect opportunity for businesses across all sectors and industries to find out how they can benefit from smartphone and tablet technology and delegates will get a first-hand view of the breadth of solutions offered by the BlackBerry platform and its partners.

Attendees of the event can meet existing BlackBerry platform customers who will be speaking at the event to describe the challenges they have faced and successes they have had in implementing the BlackBerry® solution.

Rory O’Neill, Vice President of Software and Services for EMEA at RIM, will be keynote speaker at the event. With his role in building compelling mobile application, software and cloud services propositions for the BlackBerry platform, he will be able to offer lucid and actionable insights into the mobile trends enterprises need to be watching in the months to come.

Thomas Jankovich, a FutureWorld Guru and the leader of the Innovation and Growth service within Deloitte Consulting in South Africa, will be the innovation speaker at the Forum. He consults widely to blue-chip multinational clients on how to achieve sustainable profitable growth through innovation and is a leading global thinker about the trends that will shape the future of business.

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