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RIM’s BlackBerry Innovation Forum 2012 Dates Set in US & Canada

Innovation Forum

RIM has been travelling North America with their BlackBerry Innovation Forums since 2011 giving businesses a taste of what is coming next. Shahzoor from let me know that RIM has announced the new dates for BlackBerry Innovation Forum 2012 in both the US and Canada and opened them up for registration on their website.

The dates are:

  • February 27: Atlanta
  • February 27: Minneapolis
  • February 27: San Francisco
  • February 28: New Jersey
  • February 29: Chicago
  • February 29: Dallas
  • February 28: New York
  • February 29: Richmond
  • March 1: Stamford
  • March 2: Boston
  • March 2: Philadelphia
  • March 2: Washington
  • March 6: Toronto
  • March 6: Vancouver
  • March 7: Ottawa
  • March 8: Edmonton
  • March 8: Halifax
  • March 9: Calgary
  • March 19: Montreal

I am sure RIM plans on leaning heavily on PlayBook OS 2.0 since it will be out by then. Here is a sample agenda:

Registration, coffee and networking

Welcome and introduction

BlackBerry Mobile Fusion: Managing all of your Enterprise Mobility needsThe landscape of your organization’s mobile infrastructure is changing – are you ready? Companies are asked to support BlackBerry® smartphones, BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablets and a variety of other devices, including personal devices.The last thing you want to add is administration complexity with multiple systems. This session will demonstrate how BlackBerry® Mobile Fusion helps simplify the management of many different mobile devices that are used in the enterprise today. We will demonstrate some of the standard administrative tasks and how they are performed with BlackBerry Mobile Fusion. You will also get a visual tour of BlackBerry Mobile Fusion and see some of the added features that will help make managing mobility easier.

BlackBerry® PlayBook™ Tablet featuring PlayBook OS 2.0:
Built for businessThe BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet is built to provide a sleek and entertaining user experience with tools that empower users to get business done. This session will provide an in-depth look at how the BlackBerry PlayBook has been engineered for the enterprise, with features such as a trusted connection to your behind-the-firewall apps. The simple but powerful development platform BlackBerry® WebWorks™ SDK, and the complete suite of enterprise management & security features available with BlackBerry® Mobile Fusion do not compromise the user experience. Learn about tools and applications available that make it the perfect fit for work, home and life.

Networking break

Apps that add business valueBlackBerry® has all that you need to leverage mobile applications for BlackBerry® smartphones and BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablets. You will see some simple applications that will help to immediately make your users more productive, and we will discuss how you can leverage the BlackBerry solution for more advanced work flow to help transform your business. Whether you are a seasoned pro at developing apps or have little to no experience, these simple apps are easy to build, simple to deploy, and powerful enough to add tremendous value and productivity to your organization.

Buffet lunch

Afternoon sessionsBuilding a Winning Mobile Enterprise
(Presentation may not be available in all cities)How do you mobilize your employees, partners, and customers? In this session, SAP will take you through the winning strategy of mobilizing the enterprise, show you examples of how SAP is enabling its own 50,000+ employees, and transforming its partner ecosystem and customer network that will reach 1 billion people by 2015 through its mobile platform and apps.Myth Busting – BlackBerry® 7 OS vs. the CompetitionThere is no shortage of BlackBerry® "Myths" out in the news today especially around how the BlackBerry® 7 OS stacks up against the competition. This session will help bust those myths with a side by side look at what you get with the latest BlackBerry® 7 OS devices vs. the competition. Out-of-the-box to working day-to-day, BlackBerry® is the right choice for people of action, communication and collaboration.Remaining sessions still to be announced.

Closing remarks and final draws

You can check out the details and register for yourself at

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