Alex Manea is the Director of BlackBerry Security. He is a founding member of the group that has made BlackBerry synonymous with mobile security. Alex has looked after mobile security for nearly 10 years, including BlackBerry smartphones, BES, BBM, Android and iOS. He is a Certified Software Security Lifecycle Professional and has an Honors degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo. In 2015, Alex appeared on Season 2 of the hit CBC show Canada’s Smartest Person, winning his episode and competing in the Season Finale.