Another #RIM shareholder at AGM: "I think it's a great company. We're all counting on BB10."
Only a few minutes til the #RIM AGM starts. Shareholders have filed in. Media throng waiting outside waiting to be let in.
In line at #RIM agm, a man with a silver mustache is extolling the virtues of the PlayBook over the iPad, stressing multitasking.
Iain wrote about RIM's new marketing boss, Frank Boulben, check it out here www.theglobeandmail.com
by Shane Dingman 7/10/2012 2:03:39 PM
One member of MSM carrying a PlayBook at RIM agm. Hmm. #RIM
by Omar El Akkad 7/10/2012 2:05:03 PM
Stymiest's explanation of RIM's strategic review is word-for-word the same as previous descriptions given by the CEO in the past few conference calls.
by Omar El Akkad 7/10/2012 2:10:00 PM
Stymiest says the board is continuously trying to strengthen itself with new members.
Strat review still involves options such as BB licensing and "strategic business model alternatives," whatever that means.
by Omar El Akkad 7/10/2012 2:10:50 PM
Stymiest: "We understand that the company's performance has not met expectations this year." And that shareholders are frustrated. #RIM
Stymiest reaffirms the board's faith in the current management team. Proxy agitator Vic Alboini steps up to mic. #RIM
A representative from Jaguar Financial has stepped up to the microphone asking if the board has plans to look for tech and consumer marketing experience from the U.S.
by Omar El Akkad 7/10/2012 2:14:59 PM
Alboini asks if board is actively looking for technically skilled board members. "We understand the gaps that the board has," Stymiest says.
Stymiest says they are looking for those skills. Jaguar rep asks if RIM has hired a firm to help them find those people. Stymiest says yes.
by Omar El Akkad 7/10/2012 2:15:45 PM
Stymiest says RIM engaged a search firm to help with their search for new board members with relevant tech experience.
Alboini hints at what I hear often: that RIM's board isn't a tech board so much as a gathering of veteran execs from other areas. #RIM
RT @Mark_Goldberg: From a governance perspective, shouldn't RIM have proposed the new board members in advance of #RIMAGM? Is this anoth ...
Voting on new directors now at #RIM AGM. See RIM comms SVP Heidi Davidson darting about as a scrutineer, I think.