RIM Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis to Give GLOBALCOMM 2006 Opening Keynote Address

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Mikey CEO of RIMThe Telecommunications Industry Association announced that Mike Lazaridis, the president and co-CEO of Research In Motion, will provide the opening keynote address at GLOBALCOMMTM in Chicago on June 5 at 8:30 a.m.

“Mike Lazaridis has been a major force behind the wave of mobile innovation that has produced global efficiencies for companies and dramatically enhanced connectivity for consumers and business professionals,” TIA President Matt Flanigan said. “One of the major themes of GLOBALCOMM is ‘global communications driving global commerce 365 days a year’, and RIM’s BlackBerry platform is a leading example of the 600 plus TIA member companies making that theme a reality. We’re excited to have him kick-off our event as GLOBALCOMM’s opening keynoter.”

GLOBALCOMM 2006 will feature more than 450 exhibiting companies, 20,000 projected attendees, free keynote addresses and panels, paid conferences by the International Engineering Consortium, Light Reading/CMP Media, Telephony and other organizations, and co-location with OSP EXPO, the Outside Plant Exposition and Conference. GLOBALCOMMTM represents the premier business opportunity for the entire global communications and IT industry.