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Research In Motion MarketLink

January 13, 2014 @ 12:00 am PST

Research In Motion (RIM)


MarketLink a.k.a. High-Tech Speed Dating:

CommNexus San Diego would like to invite you to apply to meet with RIM through MarketLink™. Marketlink is a FREE program that pairs local companies with multinational corporations hoping to identify and license new technologies. MarketLink brings parties of mutual interest together by orchestrating an event that will offer selected companies the opportunity to present to technology executives from visiting corporations in a personalized 1-on-1 session. <more>


Who Research In Motion (RIM) is:

Research In Motion (RIM) is the designer and manufacturer of the award-winning BlackBerry® smartphone, used by millions of people around the world. The company also creates solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market, including the software that allows the BlackBerry smartphone to provide mobile access to email, applications, media and the Internet. <more>


What RIM is Looking For:

RIM is interested in applications with no hardware components, no accessories or the need for additions to the device to make their product work in the following areas:

  • Multimedia (editing, streaming, conferencing, social network interfaces, augmented reality)
  • Sports (personal fitness, interactive content, health & wellness, medical)
  • Lifestyle (social networking, location-based services, food & dining, recreation)
  • Productivity (voice translation, remote storage/access interfaces, email/messaging enhancements, travel, language translation)
  • Ecommerce (mobile wallet, banking, point-of-sale solutions)

The RIM team attending:

The managing team of the Blackberry App World initiative:

alex_mccallum Alex McCallum
Director, Consumer Alliances
Research In Motion Limited (RIM) / BlackBerry
As Director, Consumer Alliances for Research In Motion, Alex is focused on expanding the offering and appeal of BlackBerry devices in consumer markets by offering compelling applications that take advantage of the uniqueness and power of the Blackberry platform and by building the community of wireless solution providers delivering custom applications and services for BlackBerry devices. Alex is currently focused on initiatives to expand the scope and impact of the BlackBerry Developer Program and bring new innovative solutions to market by partnering with Fortune 100 companies as well as Independent Software Vendors, who deliver compelling applications.

Andrew Vardon
Senior Business Development Manager Enterprise

Research In Motion Limited (RIM) / BlackBerry


Brian Zubert

Team Lead – Developer Relations

Research In Motion Limited (RIM) / BlackBerry
Brian Zubert is the Team Lead of Developer Relations at Research In Motion. Brian manages technical relationships with consumer-focused Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who specialize in Bluetooth, GPS, multimedia, mobile banking, and gaming. The Developer Relations Team supports the application development efforts for a number of ISVs, helping to bring mobile solutions to the BlackBerry Wireless Platform.

pete_watson Pete Watson
Senior Business Development Manager
Research In Motion Limited (RIM) / BlackBerry

Pete spent his formative years throughout the music
business: as a touring/recording musician, producer,
designer, and even retail music store manger; Pete made a career move and joined Universal Music full-time in the mid 1990s and had an opportunity to take a pioneering role in their new media and technology development.In early 2007, with RIM expanding its BlackBerry line of industry leading smartphones to appeal to consumers as well as business and enterprise users, Pete was brought into the BlackBerry Global Alliances team as team lead for consumer partner business development. He has since successfully established strong partnerships and launched applications with content and consumer leaders such as: Pandora, Slacker, Shazam, Clear Channel, The New York Times, CNN/Turner, NBC Universal, FOX, MTV, BBC, ESPN, MLB, TiVo, SlingBox and many more; Pete has transitioned his humble musician beginnings into an active role that is helping to shape the way consumers will interact with their mobile devices from one of the leading brands in the world.Pete is also an avid outdoor enthusiast enjoying cycling, kayaking, hiking, photography
and time with his family. He also holds a BSc in Environmental Science from the
University of Western Ontario.For more information or to contact Pete directly please email him at:

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January 13, 2014
12:00 am PST
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