Matthew Talbot Chief Executive Officer, BBM
Matthew Talbot is chief executive officer of BBM. He brings to his role more than 20 years of technology industry leadership, international management, and extensive sales and marketing expertise in mobility and cloud technologies, financial services, telecommunications, and consumer content in both start-up and public company environments.
BBM is one of the largest and the world’s first mobile messaging app. Moving beyond Blackberry devices with over 100 million installs on Android, iOS, and Windows, BBM has evolved from a pure messaging application for communication (text and video) to a social eco-system unifying Chat, Social, Commerce, Services and Ads.
On 27 June 2016, Creative Media Works, a division of PT Elang Mahkota Teknologi Tbk. (Emtek, IDX:EMTK) – Indonesia’s largest media, content and technology business – announced a strategic alliance with BlackBerry to accelerate BBM’s research and development in offering new and exciting features, services and content to the global consumer market.
Creative Media Works now operates under the BBM banner as a stand-alone consumer focused business with offices in Waterloo, Mississauga, Ottawa, Singapore, Jakarta, UAE and South Africa.
Prior to being named CEO, Matthew served as senior vice president of Blackberry, responsible for driving and monetizing the BBM messaging business globally. Previously, Matthew held a variety of senior executive positions at SAP, Sybase, Mobile 365, Mobile Internet Group, Tattersalls and Global Smartphones where his focus on customers, innovation and execution led to significant company growth.
He holds a graduate certificate in Electronic Commerce from Monash University and a Bachelors in Business, Economics and Chinese from Deakin University.