David P. Yach

Senior Vice President of Software, Research in Motion

2004 recipient of the J.W. Graham Medal

David P. Yach

BMath '83

In his executive roles at Watcom and later Sybase, David made key contributions to the design and development of Watcom C/C++ and Watcom Structured Query Language (SQL) (later known as SQL Anywhere).

In 1998, he joined Research In Motion Limited (RIM), where he has overall responsibility for the full range of software produced at RIM. David has provided significant leadership in creating innovative software with global impact and continues to contribute to the design (and sometimes the implementation) of the end-to-end BlackBerry solution.