Alec Saunders As vice president of developer relations at QNX, Alec is responsible for winning the hearts and minds of mobile developers, and for building an ecosystem of software applications for BlackBerry OS handhelds, the BlackBerry Playbook tablet, and future RIM products built upon the QNX operating system. Prior to joining QNX, Alec co-founded Iotum, an award-winning communications startup; served as vice president of marketing at Versatel Networks; and headed up the marketing efforts for several key initiatives at Microsoft, including the launch of Internet Explorer in 1995.Alec was an early adopter of social media as a branding, awareness, and SEO strategy. His award-winning blog (2002-present) is recognized on most of the Top 10/Top 100 lists for telecommunications and VoIP blogs.
Set to launch in calendar Q12013, BlackBerry 10 is a brand new mobile computing platform which will power not just RIM’s next-generation of smartphones and tablets, but will also be well-positioned for the world of embeddedmobile communications that lies ahead. Alec Saunders, Vice President Developer Relations for RIM, will talk about the importance of QT as a part of the upcoming BlackBerry 10 Platform, the exciting offers and opportunities RIM has to offer the QT community and how QT helped to create the new user experience of cascades. He will also detail how developers who used Qt on Symbian and MeeGo platforms have the best prerequisites to start with BlackBerry 10 or to port their applications.