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SF - Fireside Chat with Rob Chandhok & Dr. Stuart Evans


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A Fireside Chat with Rob Chandhok (E’84), President, Qualcomm Innovation Center, and Dr. Stuart Evans

Join fellow Bay Area alumni, alumni from other regional chapters, and current students from our campuses in Silicon Valley, Pittsburgh, and Australia for a conversation with alumnus Rob Chandhok (E’84), Senior Vice President, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and President, Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. Professor Stuart Evans will moderate an open dialogue with Rob, focusing on his experiences as a researcher, entrepreneur, and key member of Qualcomm’s management team. Rob’s innovative, data-driven approach to human resources is a groundbreaking model for recruitment and retention, and we hope that you’ll join us to learn from his experiences and network with fellow alumni and current students.

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Rob ChandhokRob Chandhok
Senior Vice President, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and President, Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.   

Rob Chandhok is president of Qualcomm Internet Services and senior vice president of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI). Chandhok is responsible for aligning QTI’s hardware, software, and services initiatives by driving the innovation and development strategies of QTI’s mobile software technologies. This includes the integration of mobile operating systems and the applications written to them with the QTI’s industry-leading chipsets as well as driving the advancement of QTI products and enabling technologies that enhance the performance of QTI’s client and server platforms. 

Chandhok also serves as president of Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of QTI focused on mobile open source contributions. In this role, Chandhok drives the strategies and development for enabling and optimizing open source software with QTI technology and for relationships with the broader open source community. 

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. He established the company’s San Diego offices and brought his vision for IP-based home-centric data communications products and services to the company. 

Early in his career, Chandhok worked as a research computer scientist for more than 10 years at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science. His work was published in the research areas of programming systems and computer-supported collaborative work. 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. 

Stuart EvansStuart Evans, Distinguished Service Professor
Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley

Dr. Stuart Evans is a Distinguished Service Professor at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, where he teaches “Innovation & Entrepreneurship.” He is a board member, educator, and author, focusing on dynamic high tech ventures. His professional career spans research (SRI International, Stanford Graduate School of Business), teaching (The Judge Business School, Cambridge University), consulting (Bain and Company, Menlo Park, California), investing (Sand Hill Venture Group, Menlo Park, California), and executive management (Shugart Corporation, a Xerox subsidiary, Sunnyvale, California).
Contact Information
Primary Contact
Krishna Mohan
Date & Location
Date: 7/18/2013
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley
Room 109/110
Moffett Field
Mountain View, CA 

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