Chen spoke candidly on the BlackBerry transformation, going back to our roots, and touched on the key focus areas for him as leader.
“For the Internet of Things to be really useful, you have to have security,” Chen said on stage at the Code Conference. “…It’s a value that we have, and a leading position that we have. Both in the know-how and the IT, the patents that we’ve got and the heritage. We have strong lead and we shouldn’t give away that lead.”
The moderators didn’t shy away from the tough questions leading to a very enlightened and entertaining interview. Catch all the action in the videos below and follow action from the Code Conference online: #codecon.
Chen’s comments have garnered some interesting reactions from the tech and business press alike:
John Chen saw what others didn't: good technology, loyal customers, a solid brand name. #codecon
— Jessica Guynn (@jguynn) May 28, 2014
If someone hacked your house … you might not be allowed to leave your house — Blackberry CEO John Chen, who is on a roll. #codecon
— Kenneth Li (@kenli729) May 28, 2014
— Re/code (@Recode) May 28, 2014
— N4BB – BlackBerry (@N4_BB) May 29, 2014
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