Blackberry 10 - The Future for Developers

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BlackBerry launched their new operating system BlackBerry 10 on January 30th with the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone, amid much excitement and anticipation.

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About the event

At the time of the launch BlackBerry already had over 70,000 apps in its BlackBerry World store in many different categories and from developers all around the world.

At this event Gregor Park, Senior Marketing Manager, Global Apps and Partner Propositions, BlackBerry and Simon Howard, Developer Evangelist, BlackBerry will talk about this exciting new platform and how you can develop for it. The session will explore it from business and technical viewpoints.

Session 1: So what is BlackBerry 10?

Gregor Park, Senior Marketing Manager, Global Apps & Partner Proposition, BlackBerry

Gregor will give you all the reasons you could need to decide to develop for BlackBerry 10. He will talk about topics such as market opportunity and monetising your app.


Session 2: Developing apps for BlackBerry 10

Simon Howard, Developer Evangelist, RIM, UK

This is a technical session, and is presented by Simon, who will talk about the architecture of the platform, the various SDKs and tools you can use and how you go about creating that cool app for the platform. Simon will include a few interesting demos that will leave you wanting to develop for the platform.

The event will be Chaired by Phil Burr of Mentor Graphics and Cambridge Wireless Software SIG Champion

The evening will be rounded off by an open forum giving you the opportunity to pose any further questions to our speakers. A drinks reception will follow allowing ample time to follow-up discussions initiated in the forum section and continued networking.

Please note that this event is FREE, but priority will be given to Cambridge Wireless members and members of our supporting partners: Cambridge Mobile App Group, Silicon SouthWest (Set Squared Mermbership) and ICT KTN. To be able to attend this event for free you'll automatically be registered as an ICT KTN member. Please note membership of ICT KTN is free.

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Phil Burr - Senior Director Product Marketing, Arm

Phil, as a senior director of product marketing, has grown product revenue by focusing on the customer. Covering product strategy, product marketing, business development and product management, Phil is driven by the desire to connect customers to products that delight. Most recently Phil was Senior Director of Product Marketing at Arm where he transformed Arm's go to market and business model for the Automotive and IoT markets.  Prior to Arm, Phil was Product Director at Arkessa (IoT SaaS platform) and Product Marketing Director at Mentor Graphics (embedded software product). Phil co-founded Octymo, a Cambridge start up focused on licensing a mobile phone applications platform. Phil brings extensive global experience including living in Asia where, for TTPCom and Motorola, he built and led a pan-Asian division to service multi-million dollar contracts.

Simon Howard - Developer Evangelist, BlackBerry

Gregor Park - Senior Marketing Manager, BlackBerry

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British Library Conference Centre, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

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