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May 12, 2014 08:30 ET

BlackBerry's Be Mobile Conference Focuses on Mobile Security in Latin America

Second Annual Event Will Convene Mobile Industry Leaders and Academics to Focus on Emerging Trends

MIAMI, FLORIDA--(Marketwired - May 12, 2014) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a world leader in mobile communications, kicks off today its second Be Mobile Conference for Latin American media. The event will focus on the topic of mobile security and how current and future security trends are impacting governments, enterprises and individuals around the world.

"BlackBerry is the gold standard when it comes to secure mobile communications," said Jorge Aguiar, BlackBerry's Regional Director for Latin America. "As the global conversation on the importance of mobile security becomes more prominent, the significance of the unique mobile enterprise solutions BlackBerry provides has grown still further. This year's Be Mobile Conference will offer a wealth of information on mobile security trends that our large base of enterprise customers and more than 500 government customers across Latin America need to understand."

The Be Mobile Conference 2014 is a two day event for media that will include lectures from world-renowned security experts, interactive presentations and live demonstrations of BlackBerry's advanced enterprise mobility solutions, panel discussions and debates on mobile security trends.

The full program for the Be Mobile Conference is available at: www.thebemobileconference.com. Among the guest speakers presenting at the event will be:

  • Bruce Schneier: An internationally renowned security technologist, called a "security guru" by The Economist. He is the author of 12 books -- including Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive -- as well as hundreds of articles, essays and academic papers. His influential newsletter "Crypto-Gram" and blog "Schneier on Security" are read by over 250,000 people.

  • Jeff Holleran: As Senior Director, Enterprise Product Strategy at BlackBerry, Jeff Holleran is responsible for setting the product strategy and roadmap for BlackBerry's enterprise software offerings. Jeff has also held leadership roles in product management, technical sales and solutions development since joining BlackBerry in November, 2001.

  • Andrew Lippman: One of the founders of the world-famous MIT Media Lab, Andy is one of the world's foremost researchers on the evolution and impact of technology and media on business, society and everyday life.

  • John Sileo: CEO of The Sileo Group, a privacy and security think tank that helps organizations protect the data that drives their profits. His body of work includes engagements with the Pentagon, USA Today, Blue Cross, the FDIC, Pfizer, 60 Minutes, Homeland Security, and organizations of all sizes.

  • Jay Gumbiner: Oversees IDC's Latin America research organization, managing diverse teams of hardware, software and services analysts spread throughout the region, providing analysis across more than a dozen countries in Latin America through quarterly, semiannual and annual studies. These services provide detailed forecasts of the region's leading consumer and enterprise markets.

The conference can be followed on Twitter: @BlackBerryESP, @BlackBerry4Biz and via #bemobile.

About BlackBerry

A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The company trades under the ticker symbols "BB" on the Toronto Stock Exchange and "BBRY" on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.BlackBerry.com.

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