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Research In Motion's chief information officer Robin Bienfait announced her retirement in tandem with the company's third quarter earnings results.

Bienfait was employed by RIM for the past six years and focused on the company's service infrastructure growth, which increased from 47 petabytes of data per year to 33 petabytes of data per month. RIM said her job was primarily to take the company's "BlackBerry data services infrastructure from a single presence in Canada to a distributed model connecting to over 650 carrier partners worldwide." She also focused on RIM's enterprise business unit this year as the company's partners began courting enterprise customers for its new BlackBerry 10 platform.

"Robin has been an outstanding CIO and has built a world class organization," RIM CEO Thorsten Heins said. "Her team has diligently prepared us for the launch of BlackBerry 10 and beyond, and I will remain deeply grateful for her  leadership and commitment."