Christopher Smith

Senior Director, BlackBerry Development Platform
Research in Motion Ltd.

Christopher Smith is Senior Director of Research and Development for the BlackBerry Development Platform at Research in Motion. Running the team of developers, Christopher has R&D and engineering responsibility for the BlackBerry Development Platform portfolio including Developer Tools, Java Platform, Web Platform and partner solutions such as SAP, IBM, Lotus, facebook, TicketMaster and others worldwide. Chris joined RIM in 2001 and has held senior technical leadership roles in BlackBerry Retail Software, BlackBerry Infrastructure and the Advanced Technologies Group prior to joining the BlackBerry Platform organization.

Chris has spent the last nine years building groundbreaking mobile solutions and has developed a deep and broad understanding of the mobile landscape across device, server and infrastructure components. Prior to joining RIM Chris lead development of the emobility Access Server (e*Touch) at Nortel Networks. He was also a member of the first Internet/Java practice at IBM Global Services in Stockholm, Sweden. Chris has studied at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Waterloo in his native Canada. 

Chris is a very experienced and lively speaker with keynote appearances at major events such as the Mobile World Congress, Wharton Business Technology Conference, and The Developer Conference.

 

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