RIM CEO Inducted Into CRN Hall of Fame


Mikey CEO of RIMToday, CMP Media’s CRN published the 9th annual CRN Industry Hall of Fame feature in both the newsweekly magazine and on the companion web site, http://www.crn.com. Last month, at an awards ceremony in Santa Clara, CA, CRN inducted five technology leaders who have transformed the industry with their visionary ideas, revolutionary concepts and ingenious technology products. The report includes video coverage from the awards ceremony, available online.

The 2005 Industry Hall of Fame inductees, listed alphabetically include:

— Dr. James (Jim) Goodnight
CEO of SAS, oversees an unbroken chain of revenue growth and

— Ray Kurzweil
Inventor of omni-font optical character recognition solution; print
to-speech reading machine; CCD flat-bed scanner; text-to-speech
synthesizer; music synthesizer; and large-vocabulary speech
recognition solution

— Mike Lazaridis
President and Co-CEO of Research In Motion, inventor of more than
thirty patents for innovations in wireless radio technology and
software including the Blackberry

— Frank Mogavero
Founder and Chairman of Data Systems, formulates high-level ideas and
“possibilities for change”

— Atsutoshi Nishida
Toshiba’s president and CEO, introduced Toshiba’s first notebook
computer and created a multi-billion-dollar industry

The CRN Industry Hall of Fame inductees are hand-selected by the CRN editorial staff. CRN identifies pioneers and innovators for outstanding merit and accomplishment through a stringent criteria analysis and single out those who have been pivotal figures in evolving the most dynamic industry in the business.

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