Tech Talks: A Conversation on Cybersecurity & Autonomous Vehicles with BlackBerry CEO

by Berkeley-Haas Technology Club

Lecture Technology Autonomous Vehicles

Thu, 18 Apr 2019

6:00 PM – 7:15 PM

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Chou Hall N100

2220 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States




Join HTC in a conversation with BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, to learn about and discuss the latest tech trends in cybersecurity and autonomous vehicles and how BlackBerry is innovating in these spaces.

The event format will be a Q&A moderated by Professor Dave Rochlin, followed by questions from the audience. Dinner will be provided.

About BlackBerry:
"For the past 35 years BlackBerry has been enabling and securing communications, to the highest technology standards and without monetizing your data.  Today we remain true to that DNA as a software and services company that has the most comprehensive trusted and secure end-to-end Internet of Things platform in the world.  Our goal is to bring BlackBerry-grade technology to everybody and everything as we believe you deserve world-class connectivity and security and the peace of mind that comes with it."      

About John Chen:
John Chen is Executive Chairman of BlackBerry’s Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer.

A distinguished and proven leader in the technology industry, John has transformed BlackBerry into the world’s first $1 billion cybersecurity company. Prior to joining BlackBerry, he served as Chairman and CEO of Sybase Inc. from 1998 for 15 years.

John previously held a series of executive positions at Siemens Nixdorf, Pyramid Technology Corp., Unisys and Burroughs Corp, where he started his career as an engineer.

He graduated from Brown University magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and holds a master's in electrical engineering from California Institute of Technology.

He is actively involved in international relations and has testified before Congress on U.S.–China trade relations.

John serves on the board of directors for The Walt Disney Company. He is active in the not-for-profit community, and is also a trustee of Caltech, member of CFR, national trustee of The First Tee and Governor of the San Francisco Symphony.

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