Former BlackBerry CIO Robin Bienfait to handle innovations at Samsung Communications USA?
In an interesting turn of events, it appears BlackBerry's former CIO (Chief Information Officer), Robin Bienfait, will be coming out of her one-year retirement to get the title of Chief Technology Innovations Officer at Samsung Communications America. This information is yet to be officially confirmed.
Mrs. Bienfait retired from her position at BlackBerry in December 2012, after serving the Canadian company for five years. Given her previous expertise and eventual position at Samsung, it is likely she will be involved with the Korean firm's KNOX security enterprise technology.
Prior to joining BlackBerry, Robin Bienfait held senior leadership positions within AT&T Labs and Global Network Services. She graduated the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Master's degree in Management of Technology. She also holds a Bachelor's degree in engineering from Central Missouri State University, and an Associate in business degree from Maryland University.
1. chunky1x (Posts: 230; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)
Blackberry CEO to handle Samsung innovation division. Samsung is screwed. Remember the last time Blackberry every made new stuff that actually works.
3. chunky1x (Posts: 230; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)
Yikes. But still anyone in the Blackberry camp in Krytonite.
5. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
Spoken like a true TROLL thats never even seen a BB10 handset, let alone used one. Otherwise you'd know just how stupid you sound. And Blackberry's woes were caused by those two idiots who ran the company before and was followed up by Thornsteins ineptitude. And did you even read the post?? She's probably going to be running Samsung's KNOX division which handles security and Enterprise. Something Blackberry is #1 at in the mobile space.
4. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
Hahaha she handle innovations? Samsung just doesn't care anymore