Mr lazaridis, 51, has served as a director of the company since 1984 and is the co-founder and vice chair of the company he served as president and co-chief executive officer and co-chairman of the board of directors of the company until january 2012. Jim balsillie and mike lazaridis have quit their roles as co-chief executives at the once-iconic research in motion, it was announced last night. The first blackberry device, released in 1999 the very first blackberry was invented by mike lazaridis in 1999 in waterloo, ontario and it was a two-way pager with a qwerty keyboard that enabled.
In march 2013, mike lazaridis and doug fregin established the quantum valley investment fund in waterloo, canada, to provide financial and intellectual capital for the development and commercialization of quantum physics and quantum computing breakthroughs. Mike lazaridis, co-ceo of research in motion and father of the blackberry, was voted top nation builder of 2002 in the globe's online june poll a science geek beating out wayne gretzky 'this is. Canada is a country not traditionally known for successful entrepreneurship however, to discount canada as an entrepreneurial influence is to turn a blind eye to the world-changing entrepreneurs. Mike lazaridis was born in turkey in 1961 to a family of greek ancestry as christians, they were forced to flee the country due to a wave of religious persecution that broke out when mike was only three.
Rim chiefs mike lazaridis and jim balsillie's best quotes by charles arthur, wwwtheguardiancom june 29, 2012. Mike lazaridis was at the helm of research in motion ltd for two decades, along with jim balsillie, before the two announced on jan 22 that they are leaving their top jobs at the waterloo, ont. He was born in istanbul, turkey on march 14th, 1961, and came to canada at the age of 5, and was raised in windsor, ontario as a child, lazaridis was an overachiever.
Excerpt from the preface of blackberry: welcome to the revolution mike lazaridis moves to the microphone with the easy self-assurance of a successful inventor whose creation, blackberry, is as well known in the family room as the boardroom. Mike lazaridis aka mihalis lazaridis born: 14-mar-1961 birthplace: istanbul, turkey gender: male race or ethnicity: white sexual orientation: straight occupation: business nationality: canada. If you know the name mike lazaridis, you've probably heard some variation of how he came up with the idea for the blackberry and ended up with 46 million subscribers who are hard-core devotees.
Reports circulate that blackberry's co-founder, mike lazaridis, could be back and looking to take his company private. Mike & ophelia lazaridis quantum-nano centre (also known as quantum nano centre, or simply qnc) is a research and development laboratory for quantum information science and nanotechnology at the university of waterloo in waterloo, ontario, canada. Mike lazaridis - tech reviews & latest news on mike lazaridis get video & photo reviews of latest gadget launches at bgr india. Fostering scientific inquiry and expression this research and teaching facility for the university of waterloo houses the institute for quantum computing (iqc), the waterloo institute of nanotechnology (win) and the quantum nanofab (qnf.
View michael lazaridis' professional profile on linkedin linkedin is the world's largest business network, helping professionals like michael lazaridis discover inside connections to. Mike lazaridis, is managing partner and co-founder of quantum valley investments (qvi) in waterloo, ontario qvi provides financial and intellectual capital to help transform quantum physics and quantum computing breakthroughs into commercially viable products and technologies it is mike's latest. Mike lazaridis is managing partner and co-founder of quantum valley investments (qvi), which he and doug fregin established in waterloo in march 2013, they launched qvi with $100 million to provide financial and intellectual capital for the development and commercialization of quantum physics and quantum computing breakthroughs.