BlackBerry CEO John Chen’s Interview on BNN


BlackBerry CEO John Chen was recently interviewed by Amber Kanwar of Business News Network (BNN) on its latest earnings report for Q4 2015. In this interview, he spoke about several topics including:

  • BlackBerry’s software and services division and increase of 24% in revenue over the previous quarter
  • BlackBerry’s turnaround plan and its diversification strategy
  • BlackBerry’s plan to double their software and services division revenue from $235 million to $500 million in 2016 financial year
  • BlackBerry’s monetization plan for BBM and plans for it to contribute $100 million to its revenue stream
  • BlackBerry’s device business
  • Negative sentiment from financial analysts in the days leading up to BlackBerry’s Q4 earnings report

Source: BNN

The interview is approximately 9 minutes and was very informative. One of the quotes that I liked from was when CEO Chen referred to the “non-believers” that have a negative opinion on BlackBerry’s future prospects. He confirmed that the does not lose sleep over what they are saying.

“They don’t believe, its their problem not mine. So I just have a job to do”

This interview is definitely worth watching

Enjoy folks!


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