Michael Lazaridis

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Michael Lazaridis

Name: Michael (Mike) Lazaridis

Born: March 14, 1961, in Istanbul, Turkey

Computer-related contributions

  • Greek Canadian businessman.
  • Founder and Vice Chairman of Research in Motion (RIM), which created and manufactures the BlackBerry wireless handheld device.

Honors and awards

  • Received a Science and Technical award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (1998).


"Camera phones will be rejected by corporate users."