Vladimir Putin

Thorsten Heins, President and Chief Executive Officer, Blackberry

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Special Introduction by Nadir Mohamed, CEO Rogers Communications

Thorsten Heins was named President and Chief Executive Officer at Research In Motion in January 2012. Over the past year he has undertaken an extensive program to revitalize the organization while readying for the launch of BlackBerry 10. Join The Empire Club in hearing Thorstens first public address since the launch of BlackBerry 10, when he will discuss the future of mobile computing and share his vision for the future of technology in Canada and around the world. Thorsten Heins was named President and Chief Executive Officer at Research In Motion in January 2012. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer, Product Engineering, overseeing the BlackBerry smartphone portfolio world wide. Prior to joining RIM in 2007, Thorsten held several positions in the wireless arena including the Chief Technology Officer of Siemens' Communications Division and several general management positions in Hardware and Software businesses. Thorsten holds a master's degree in Science and Physics from the University of Hannover in Germany. Thorsten also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce Inc.

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