QNX Names Tyler Nelson Vice President of Marketing, Business Development

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  • Veteran executive has 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic business development.

  • Nelson cofounded YOU i Labs, served as vice president of business development and marketing at Bridgewater Systems, and as vice president of global business development at Research In Motion.

  • Nelson will support the company’s ongoing success in its core markets while building strategic partnerships and strategies to penetrate new markets.
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    OTTAWA, Canada, March 18, 2009 - QNX Software Systems today announced the appointment of Tyler Nelson as vice president of marketing and business development. In this role, Mr. Nelson will be responsible for building strategic relationships with customers and partners, and for developing strategies that will drive revenue growth in new markets and grow market share in the company’s core markets.

    Before joining QNX Software Systems, Mr. Nelson cofounded startup software vendor YOU i Labs to commercialize a set of mobile graphical user interface design tools, touchscreen-centric client engines, and related intellectual property. He established the foundations of the venture, built its brand and positioning platform, and secured its initial partnerships and lead customers.

    Mr. Nelson previously served as vice president of business development and marketing at Bridgewater Systems Corporation, where he worked to reposition the company, successfully building new strategic channels and revenue growth leading to the firm’s successful exit to IPO.

    Prior to his work at Bridgewater Systems Corporation, Mr. Nelson held the position of vice president of global business development at Research In Motion (RIM), known for its highly successful efforts to establish the RIM BlackBerry as the leading mobile office and messaging solution. During his time with RIM, he was responsible for a number of mandates, including acquisition and commercialization of the company’s global network of wireless operator partnerships, channel development and management, business affairs and inception, and development and commercialization of the firm’s BlackBerry Connect and BlackBerry Built-In business unit.

    “Tyler brings more than 20 years of marketing, strategic business development, and management experience to QNX Software Systems,” said QNX CEO Dan Dodge. “He has an outstanding track record leading two of Canada’s top technology companies through periods of highly successful growth, diversification, and globalization. We are excited to welcome Tyler to QNX as he helps to extend our lead in the automotive market and to guide us through our next phase of growth in several other verticals, including industrial automation, medical devices, and networking.”

    About QNX Software Systems
    QNX Software Systems, a Harman International company (NYSE: HAR), is the industry leader in realtime, embedded OS technology. The component-based architectures of the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS, QNX Momentics® development suite, and QNX Aviage® middleware together provide the industry’s most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, Daimler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, medical instruments, vehicle telematics units, security and defense systems, industrial robotics, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide.

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    QNX Software Systems
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    paull@qnx.com

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