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BlackBerry QNX software for secure embedded systems


John Wall, SVP & Head of BlackBerry QNX and Raj Jain VP IoT Engineering & Head of the CoE, Hyderabad briefed the media about the existing and upcoming plans in India for the Indian and globally regarding

1.The IoT Market Trends that really matter.

2. The BlackBerry IoT strategy

3. Progress in the last 12 months

4. The BlackBerry IoT Center of Excellence, Engineering & Innovation in Hyderabad


BlackBerry QNX based in Hyderabad and Led by Raj Jain, Vice President of IoT Engineering and Site Manager, Hyderabad, the business is hiring in product and service engineering across a broad range of technology roles from director of engineering, engineering managers, principal and distinguished engineers, technical project management, and senior engineers.

BlackBerry QNX is a trusted supplier of commercial operating systems, hypervisors, development tools, support and services, all purpose-built for the world’s most critical embedded systems. BlackBerry QNX helps customers streamline their development efforts to more efficiently launch safe, secure and reliable systems. The technology is deployed in embedded systems around the world across a range of industries including automotive, aerospace and defense, automotive, commercial vehicles, heavy machinery, industrial controls, medical, rail and robotics.

BlackBerry provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world. Founded in 1984 as Research In Motion (RIM), BlackBerry is now a leader in cybersecurity—helping businesses, government agencies, and safety-critical institutions of all sizes secure the Internet of Things (IoT).


BlackBerry pivoted from securing smartphones and their communications to securing endpoints and their communications. Today, the company secures over 500M endpoints. Its safety-certified embedded software is used in 215M vehicles on the road today and by 24 of the top 25 electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers – as well as other mission-critical industries including medical, industrial, aerospace and defence, rail, heavy machinery, robotics and more.

Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company leverages AI and Machine Learning to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, safety, and data privacy, and is a leader in the areas of endpoint security management, encryption and embedded systems. BlackBerry’s vision is to secure a connected future you can trust.


BlackBerry® products and services include the Cylance® AI-based endpoint security solutions, BlackBerry® UEM unified endpoint management platform and the BlackBerry® AtHoc® critical event management solution. For the IoT business, this includes BlackBerry® QNX® software for secure embedded systems and BlackBerry® IVY®, the company’s award-winning in-vehicle software platform.

Independent research from Frost & Sullivan determines that BlackBerry is well positioned to secure all IoT endpoints and upwards of 96 percent of all cyber threats. BlackBerry leads the way with a single platform for securing, managing, and optimizing how intelligent endpoints are deployed in the enterprise, enabling its customers to stay ahead of the technology curve that will reshape every industry.

BlackBerry In India

  • BlackBerry’s IoT Division is opening its new Center of Excellence, Engineering and Innovation Center in Hyderabad, India.

  • As global leader in embedded software, trusted to secure over half a billion endpoints globally, BlackBerry is opening its doors to India’s brightest minds to join a global team of innovators to be part of the future of automotive and embedded software industries (ICS, medical manufacturing, heavy machinery and more).

  • Based in Hyderabad and Led by Raj Jain, Vice President of IoT Engineering and Site Manager, Hyderabad, the business is hiring in product and service engineering across a broad range of technology roles from director of engineering, engineering managers, principal and distinguished engineers, technical project management, and senior engineers.

  • Globally, this will be BlackBerry’s second-largest world class engineering center outside of Canada, becoming part of a global network focused on developing and delivering the next generation of software-defined vehicles and other embedded industry products and services.

  • Hyderabad is a hub of engineering talent with immense potential. The new facility underscores BlackBerry’s commitment to support the explosive demand for its products and services in India and globally – while supporting the company’s continued growth and commitment to enhance product and service delivery to customers and partners.

  • The IoT Developer Centre in Hyderabad will aim to host around 100 embedded software developers by the end of 2023.

  • BlackBerry is excited to start this new chapter of operations in Hyderabad, India as the company continues to cement itself as a leader in IoT.

Organizational structure

In 2021 BlackBerry was organized around two business units: Cybersecurity and IoT. The Cybersecurity business unit combines its cybersecurity, endpoint management, critical event management and secure and secure communications solutions. BlackBerry’s IoT business unit consists of BlackBerry® QNX®, BlackBerry Certicom®, BlackBerry Radar® and BlackBerry Jarvis™ and BlackBerry IVY™.

BlackBerry’s strategy

The company’s strategy is to connect, secure, and manage every endpoint on the Internet of Things. Beyond a secure enterprise or secure building, we think about building critical infrastructure, securing utilities, and automotive safety, and securing the end consumer themselves. BlackBerry protects businesses, endpoints, and people, with smarter security solutions that are more effective and require fewer resources to support, that produce a better return on investment for their users.

Key customers

BlackBerry’s customers include some of the most sophisticated organizations in the world, including:

  • 17 of the G20 governments.

  • 45 of the Fortune 100

  • 8 of the top 10 medical device OEMs

  • 77% of Fortune 500 financial services companies.

  • 45+ OEMs including Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo, among others with our technology embedded in over 215 million vehicles on the road today.

  • 24 of the World’s top 25 Electric Vehicle Automakers


Embedded Systems and Transportation

  • The automotive software industry is driven by trends in functional safety, car-centric applications, and reducing vehicle complexity and cost.

  • The embedded software industry is driven by trends in functional safety, cybersecurity, connectivity, and reducing complexity and cost

  • A Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) or ‘Digital Car’ means the primary function and experience of the vehicle are driven by software, which can add features to the vehicle much in the same way that a smartphone can be updated and change its behaviour and user experience.

BlackBerry IVY

BlackBerry IVY is a cloud-connected, cross-platform, in-vehicle software that allows automakers to safely access a vehicle’s (hardware) sensor data, process that data with code, including machine learning to create new insights, and then share those insights with developers through a consistent and simple, safety-compliant, in-vehicle API mechanism.

BlackBerry QNX

BlackBerry QNX is a trusted supplier of commercial operating systems, hypervisors, development tools, support and services, all purpose-built for the world’s most critical embedded systems. BlackBerry QNX helps customers streamline their development efforts to more efficiently launch safe, secure and reliable systems. The technology is deployed in embedded systems around the world across a range of industries including automotive, aerospace and defense, automotive, commercial vehicles, heavy machinery, industrial controls, medical, rail and robotics. Founded in 1980, BlackBerry QNX is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and was acquired by BlackBerry in 2010.


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