John Chen attends fireside chat at the Code Conference (Videos)

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen, code conference, re/code

Yesterday at the Code Conference in California, BlackBerry Executive Chairman and CEO John Chen spoke in a fireside chat with re/code co-founder Walt Mossberg, and senior editor Ina Fried.

Chen spoke candidly on the BlackBerry transformation, going back to our roots, and touched on the key focus areas for him as leader.

The Internet of Things is a hot topic, both here on the BlackBerry blogs and in the wider tech industry

“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:


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