5/25/2011 1:44:00 PM
Power 50 Profile: Stephen Bates, UK MD, RIM
Stephen Bates has impressed partners with his insight and forthright approach since taking over the UK management team last July. Bates has also begun to raise RIM's profile with the media, commenting on technology trends and speaking at conferences. The most testing period for RIM is still ahead however, with the launch of the BlackBerry Playbook still pending. In a year's time we will know more of RIM's ability to retain its place at the top table of device manufacturers – and of Bates' tactical contribution to the UK business. For now, his arrival is being seen as a breath of fresh air.