It looks like RIM’s is shaking up upper management. Former Co-CEO Jim Balsillie has left RIM’s board. Also David Yach is retiring as CTO after 13 years. Jim Rowan, COO of Global Operations at RIM, has decided to pursue other interests and RIM is searching to hire a single COO to replace both Thorsten and Jim Rowan.
Thorsten is talking now about how RIM is working on reducing complexity in the organization. (Finally!) They are also adding an increased focus on accountability that crippled certain organizations from innovating. (Hopefully RIM legal gets the message) Finally RIM is planning on letting the employees drive growth. RIM is also interviewing many possible CMOs for managing their marketing efforts with a decision hopefully coming shortly.
Also of interest is Thorsten mentioned that Dan Dodge, CEO of QNX, is driving BlackBerry 10 development and growth in the company. I wonder if Thorsten will make him the CTO.