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Innovation at BlackBerry in Brazil

Innovation at BlackBerry in Brazil

Presentation covering innovation delivered at "Painel Estados Unidos e Canadá", organized by CNPq in Brasilia with speakers from GE, Boeing, MDA, ITA, Ministério das Relações Exteriores, Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação, USA Consulate and Embraer.

Demian Borba

April 09, 2014

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  1. April 9, 2014 •  Mobile Scenario in Brazil •  BlackBerry

    Initiatives in Brazil •  Tech Centers inside Universities •  Mobile Dev Groups in 14 cities CONTENTS
  2. April 9, 2014 MOBILE SCENARIO IN BRAZIL •  Forecasted to

    be 5th biggest global Smartphone market by 2014. (source: CI master) •  Forecasted to be 10th biggest by 2015 on +500USD segment. (source: CI master) •  Country IT/Telecom spend of USD 168B in 2012, Bigger than UK and 51% of LATAM. (source: IDC megatrends 2013) •  Accounts for 54% of the enterprise mobility market in LATAM. (source: Frost and Sullivan) •  Biggest base of BB10 connect to BES devices in LATAM. 2nd biggest base of BBOS and servers installed.
  3. April 9, 2014 TECH CENTERS MISSION IN BRAZIL "Contribute to

    BlackBerry global goals and create Built for BlackBerry applications to solve real world problems."  
  4. April 9, 2014 TECH CENTERS STRUCTURE •  Monthly investment per

    Tech Center covering: •  10 Scholarships for top students •  + 1 Manager from the industry •  + 1 Coordinator from the University with a PHD •  1 dedicated laboratory and 1 training lab per Tech Center •  Weekly 1 hour calls with Demian Borba for reports, objectives and alignment •  Each Tech Center provides a weekly report with results, plans and impediments
  5. April 9, 2014 TECH CENTERS LOCATIONS •  Tech Center UFPE

    at Federal University of Pernambuco Started operating in January 2013, City: Recife Launch video: http://bit.ly/1gVrWjY •  Tech Center UFAL at Federal University of Alagoas Started operating in December 2012, City: Maceio Launch video: http://bit.ly/1dwtHvO •  Tech Center PUC Rio de Janeiro at Catholic University Started operating in August 2013, City: Rio de Janeiro Launch video: http://bit.ly/1bESG3q •  Tech Center USP at University of Sao Paulo Started operating in July 2013, City: Sao Paulo
  6. April 9, 2014 METHODOLOGIES IN PLACE •  Lean Startup • 

    Design Thinking •  Scrum & Agile Methodologies •  Customer Validation •  Collaboration with Versioning & Git •  Open Source initiatives •  Human Centered Design •  Entrepreneurial Approaches
  7. April 9, 2014 WHY ARE THEY WITH BLACKBERRY? •  For

    the opportunity to grow •  We trust BlackBerry •  To learn •  Innovation motivates us •  To make most of college years •  The working environment •  We can make a difference in the platform •  To have fun
  8. April 9, 2014 TECH CENTERS PROJECTS •  Creating BFB apps

    to solve enterprise problems •  Supporting the Alliances Team by porting and testing Android apps for key brands •  Designing and developing BFB apps for key brands in partnership with Alliances •  Working with gaming companies on porting mobile games to BlackBerry 10 •  Creating tools for developers to increase their productivity •  Hosting BlackBerry Dev Group Meetings •  Hosting BlackBerry 10 training sessions at their labs •  Teaching BlackBerry 10 development on Computer Science classes
  9. April 9, 2014 TECH CENTERS RESULTS •  35 BFB apps

    developed by all 4 Tech Centers, with average rating over 4 points. 8 of them are 5 star applications (9 more apps currently being developed) •  Key Android apps ported (and tested) by the Tech Centers, including Banco do Brasil (biggest bank in Brazil), Asana, Avianca, GOL Mobile (airline), HSBC Token, HSBC Mobile, Placar Magazine, Santander Empresa, Santander Minha Conta, Santander Token and Veja Magazine (one of the most important magazines in Brazil) •  Designed and developed the GUI tool for WebWorks 2.0, working closely with the WebWorks team in Canada (weekly calls and issue solving via github and irc) •  In just one month, 146 Brazilian games ported to BlackBerry 10 and 228 Brazilian gaming companies now registered, with ongoing discussions and collaboration
  10. April 9, 2014 TECH CENTERS RESULTS •  One “Android to

    BlackBerry 10” converter developed in September •  Worked with the WebPlatform.org team to create samples, collaborating with Adobe, W3C and BlackBerry •  Developed GAP for AIR and HTML5, where the GUI reduced in 80% the development time for AIR and HTML5 developers targeting BlackBerry 10 •  Developed over 55 Amazon AWS APIs for the BlackBerry 10 platform •  1 BlackBerry Open Day for end users was organized and delivered in Recife •  3 Hackathons and 15 workshops took place in all 4 Tech Centers •  12 tech conferences had sessions delivered by Tech Center members
  11. April 9, 2014 X-PRO APP MARATHON •  Each Tech Center

    targets one enterprise problem •  Use Design Thinking as main process •  Paid App •  Focus on the X-Pro user •  Solution 100% mobile •  Option to import and export content •  Content saved using the cloud •  Only for BlackBerry 10. BUILT FOR BLACKBERRY (Cascades or HTML5) •  Plans to integrate with BES in the future
  12. April 9, 2014 PROBLEM #1 "I wish our meetings were

    more productive, we have so many distractions and there is no way to review what happened in past meetings." APP: PRO MEETING Developed by Tech Center PUC Rio de Janeiro Published on February 25th  
  13. April 9, 2014 PROBLEM #2 "My company doesn't have a

    tool to collect different kinds of information quickly (locations, pictures, copy etc)." APP: CONVERGE Developed by Tech Center UFPE Recife Published on February 25th  
  14. April 9, 2014 PROBLEM #3 "My organization needs to keep

    track of my time more effectively and I hate the traditional time sheets." APP: PRO TIMING Developed by Tech Center UFAL Maceio Published on February 25th  
  15. April 9, 2014 PROBLEM #4 "Creating expense reports is painful,

    so many different pieces all over the place. I spent so much time scanning receipts, filling up spreadsheets, entering them on a system and generating reports for my managers." APP: EASY REPORTS Developed by Tech Center USP Sao Paulo Published on February 25th