The TechCrunch China 2014 event is just a dozen days away! Rob Chandhok, Senior Vice President at Qualcomm Technologies, has confirmed keynote at this event in Beijing, China.
Rob Chandhok is president of Qualcomm Interactive Platforms and senior vice president of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI). He is responsible for Qualcomm strategies that address how people can take advantage of and benefit from the Internet of Everything, wearable computing and augmented reality.
These responsibilities include the work he and his team do in helping to align QTI’s software and services initiatives – and the innovation and development strategies upon which they are based – for QTI’s mobile software technologies. Specific product offerings from Chandhok’s group – which develops, tests and commercializes software and hardware products that provide users a “digital 6th sense” – include driving the horizontal ecosystem for the Internet of Everything via AllJoyn™, wearable computing via Toq™ and the vision-based computing that underlies Vuforia’s™ augmented reality experiences.
Chandhok also leads Qualcomm Internet Services which is responsible for large-scale services, commercial deployments and VoIP solutions for mobile network operators.
Previously, Chandhok spearheaded the strategic development for some of Qualcomm’s most significant projects. He was a key member of the management team that developed and launched the company’s Brew mobile software business, and he also led engineering and market development efforts for QChat, VoIP push-to-talk over CDMA IP data, a technology subsequently licensed by Sprint-Nextel. Also, as vice president of engineering and market development, he acted as the chief system architect for MediaFLO.
Prior to that, Chandhok served as chief product officer of SunRocket. Early in his career, Chandhok worked as a research computer scientist for more than 10 years at the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science. In 1993, Chandhok served as president of Within Technology, a company he founded to commercialize research and new product development in the area of computer-mediated communication. Chandhok holds 22 patents in software technologies and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.