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VIP Session - Speakers

TL/Leader1 : Thought Leadership/Meet-a-Leader: "Smartphones & the Connected Society" (sponsored by Research in Motion)
Tuesday, 06 October 2009, 17:15 - 19:45, VIP Theatre, Hall 1

Mike Lazaridis, founder and CEO of Research In Motion, maker of the world-renowned BlackBerry smartphone, will in this Meet-a-Leader session provide his unique perspective on a variety of issues at the core of the wireless industry's success. From the importance of security as a fundamental foundation for the wireless industry to the role of technology in eHealth, Lazaridis will draw on his 30 years of industry experience and strong commitment to scientific research. Following the session, RIM invites participants to a VIP Cocktail in the VIP lounge for networking.

In conversation
* Mr Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO, Research in Motion - RIM, Canada

* Ms Patricia Szarvas, Anchor, CNBC, United Kingdom

Opening Remarks
* Ms Helen McDonald, Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of Industry of Canada, Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications, Canada