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BlackBerry Hires Former SAP Exec to Head Enterprise Services

John Sims

John Chen is really shaking up management at BlackBerry. This time he has brought in John Sims who used to head SAP’s mobile services operation when John Chen was CEO of SAP. John seems determined to replace the ineffective management layers as soon as possible in a housecleaning effort. John Sims is also on the board of directors of CTIA which may also be leverage for BlackBerry.

Check out the details below:

BlackBerry Appoints Leader for Enterprise Service Business

Dec 17, 2013

Waterloo, ON – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY; TSX:BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that John Sims will join the Company as President, Global Enterprise Services.

“I am pleased to welcome such a seasoned executive as John to BlackBerry to help lead our key business operations through our ongoing reorganization and transition,” said John Chen, Executive Chair and CEO of BlackBerry.  “His extensive experience in transforming businesses, redefining brands and motivating teams will be a tremendous asset to BlackBerry as we reshape the Company to be more nimble and focused.  The changes we are making demonstrate our commitment to innovating for current customers who count on BlackBerry, and the new users who are just learning how powerful and compelling the BlackBerry 10 platform can be.  John will be central to all of those efforts.”

John Sims joins BlackBerry in January from SAP, where he served as President of SAP’s Mobile Services business.  John has more than 20 years of experience with companies that supply mobile telecommunications products and services to wireless operators. Before joining SAP, John held leadership positions at 724 Solutions, TANTAU Software, Intrado and Tandem Computers.  He serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of CTIA.

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  1. Chen changed a lot of things, from the people working under him to stopping the leaks we used to get…

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