BlackBerry is the manufacturer of mobiles, tablets, and services originally designed and marketed by Canadian company BlackBerry Limited. The company has taken a firm step to collaborate with other tech firms in order to aid native communities in Canada. The company has approached Microsoft and Forest Green to create difference in the education, health, safety and economic development.
BlackBerry discussed the collaboration at the Indigenous Technology Summit in Montreal. The associated companies will assist Indigenous communities to take strong data-driven decisions and contribute to the successful skill-based education programs for locals.
This move can help Indigenous People to actively participate in the digital economy. Charles Eagan, Chief Technology Officer, BlackBerry said, "Effective community leadership requires both secure communications and access to accurate data to make decisions, allocate funding, and ultimately solve problems."
Charles added by saying, "We're proud to provide the Indigenous community with BlackBerry's secure IoT communications and industry-leading AI expertise that will provide the security and privacy First Nations can trust."
Joseph Norton, Grand Chief, Mohawk Council of Kahnawá:ke said that BlackBerry has a steady CPaaS communication infrastructure in the globe. When this is unified with Microsoft’s top-rated cloud and analytics solutions and Forrest Green’s critical systems integration efforts, then First Nations will have the technological tools that can assure people’s welfare which is a considerable step taken toward self-governance.
First Nations should independently manage and own their data and communications systems to develop the communities.