Although his hiring went quietly unnoticed for a while, Jeffrey Ait actually joined BlackBerry approximately three months ago and took position as VP and Head of the U.S. Public Sector from Good Technology, where he served as Director of the Public Sector. As part of a Q&A session with the Inside BlackBerry Business Blog, Ait has now shared a little more info about what his position entails, why he joined BlackBerry and his thoughts on Government Mobility.
I joined BlackBerry because I know what the government is looking for when it comes to mobility, and BlackBerry is best-in-class when it comes to mobile technology. I saw that the U.S. federal government is an extremely important customer for BlackBerry and I felt that with my experience in mobile and the company’s experience with knowing where government is headed, it would be a good fit.
Second, I was starting to see government put more and more focus on trying to shift to a more native, user-friendly device experience but still needing security that meets regulatory requirements. BlackBerry is the only company that provides a complete offering with end-to-end security and low total cost of ownership, supported by a strong footprint within the federal government.
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