BlackBerry's top man in India takes a powder

BlackBerry's top man in India takes a powder
BlackBerry has lost its top man in India. Managing Director Sunil Lalvani is leaving the manufacturer after joining the company in 2009. Prior to being named Managing Director, Lalvani was in charge of enterprise sales in India. Just a few weeks ago, he told the media that BlackBerry India was winning new business in the enterprise sector. BlackBerry's MDM product, BES12, has been doing well in the country according to the now departed executive.

Lalvani was named Managing Director of BlackBerry India two years ago and focused on enterprise rather than consumer sales. You would figure that this would make him extremely valuable to BlackBerry CEO John Chen, who has a vision for the company that focuses on business, security and software.

BlackBerry has named Matthew Tonkin, VP, Carrier Sales and Distribution, as Lalvani's interim replacement. Tonkin will now be running BlackBerry India. In a statement released today, Varghese Thomas‎, BlackBerry India communications chief, said that a permanent replacement will be named soon.


source: Firstpost via BGR

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1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

More like BlackBerry getting rid of the dead weight.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

"The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) grants approval to SecuVOICE for BlackBerry 10 for security classifications up to the level of NATO Restricted The Hague/Düsseldorf, 9 June 2015 – Following the solution being approved by the BSI for the NATO Restricted security classification, the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) is continuing its evaluation process of the SecuVOICE for BlackBerry 10 solution for potential use for NATO mobile voice and text communication. The evaluation includes equipping a select group of NATO and NCI Agency employees with the solution. The Blackberry OS 10 platform was approved by the NCI Agency for the NATO Restricted security classification back in October 2013. This approval also covers communication by email. "We are delighted about the speed with which the decision was made to put SecuVOICE for BlackBerry 10 into practical use. More than anything, this highlights the urgent need for effective protection to ensure secure mobile communication. We see the use of our technology by NATO as a further milestone and a sign of the high level of trust being placed in our solution," summarises Dr. Hans-Christoph Quelle, the CEO of Secusmart GmbH, a BlackBerry subsidiary. The Düsseldorf-based company is the leading supplier of anti-eavesdropping and data protection solutions in the field of mobile communication in Germany and has, among other clients, been providing German government agencies with highly secure anti-eavesdropping protection since 2009. Secusmart GmbH (www.secusmart.com), a subsidiary of BlackBerry® (BlackBerry – NASDAQ: BBRY, TSX:BB), is a leading expert in the development and implementation of comprehensive solutions for protecting businesses and governments from electronic eavesdropping. The Düsseldorf-based company's latest innovation is the high-security SecuTABLET, which has been created with IBM and Samsung for use by national and international government agencies and companies. The anti-eavesdropping app Vodafone Secure Call ensures secure mobile voice calls can be made regardless of the platform and device being used. Since the start of 2015, the solution developed by Secusmart for securing communications has been sold to German business customers by Vodafone Germany, the system's first marketing and distribution partner. With its SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10 high-security solution, Secusmart also protects the mobile communications of German and foreign governments as well as agencies and organisations responsible for providing emergency services." That was taken from here: http://m.crackberry.com/germany-secuvoice-blackberry-10?cb_mobile=0 How come PA never posts positive articles like this about BlackBerry? Honest question here....

3. JOHNNY8573

Posts: 48; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

BECAUSE WHATS IMPORTANT TO MOST PEOPLE IS THE NUMBER OF NEW EMOTICONS ON THE IPHONE

12. SitiNurbaya0

Posts: 153; Member since: May 22, 2015

I donot know india love blackberry i never watch india use blackberry, only nokia in old day, now samsung

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

How would you know what INDIA likes if you're not even from India?

24. rifat44

Posts: 49; Member since: Apr 29, 2015

and also lg u could say

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