The Qualcomm Town Hall
Dr. Paul Jacobs, CEO & Chairman of the Board
Len Lauer, COO
Steve Mollenkopf, EVP & President
From Beijing to Baltimore to Barcelona, 3G wireless technology is transforming the way people live, learn, work and play. Today’s highly-advanced mobile networks, devices and services are capturing the imagination of people all over the world, and wireless communication is emerging as the most important technology of this millennium.Join us for our unique Qualcomm Town Hall to get the inside scoop about what’s on the horizon for the wireless industry. Featuring frank talk from CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs, COO Len Lauer and QCT President Steve Mollenkopf, Qualcomm Town Hall is the place to be for the latest insights on the mobile broadband revolution and the exciting convergence of mobile communications, computing and consumer electronics. Topics to be discussed include networks, devices and services of the future. From smartphones and smartbooks to femtocells and mobile health services, the mobile world of the future promises to take personal connectivity to new heights.
The world leader in next generation mobile technologies, Qualcomm ideas have been accelerating mobile growth and progress for more than two decades. Join us at this event to find out where we see the wireless market going in the years ahead. Smartphones, smart networks, smart services? You aint seen nothing yet. Heard of the Internet of Things? How about the Internet of Everything. Intrigued? Then please join us for the Qualcomm Town Hall!
|Dr. Paul E. Jacobs
Qualcomm, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board
Dr. Paul E. Jacobs is chief executive officer of Qualcomm Incorporated and is also a member of the Company’s board of directors. Dr. Jacobs has been the primary driver of Qualcomm’s focus on enabling wireless data services, which make the cellphone a tool not only for voice communications, but also the most personal device for entertainment, computing and information access. Following completion of his Ph.D. in 1989 and a year as a post-doctoral researcher at a French government lab in Toulouse, Dr. Jacobs joined the company fulltime in 1990 as a development engineer leading the cellphone digital signal processor software team. His early work focused on the initial variable-rate 8 kbps speech codec for CDMA . Following this effort, Dr. Jacobs spearheaded the wireline-quality 13 kbps speech codec effort, which became CDMA’s initial differentiating consumer feature. The core engineering team involved in this effort would later be integral to the development of Qualcomm’s Launchpad™ suite of functions and capabilities that ship as software with every Qualcomm chipset. As an innovative leader of a broad range of technical teams within Qualcomm, Dr. Jacobs has also been granted more than 25 patents for his inventions in the area of wireless technology.
|Len J. Lauer
Qualcomm, Executive Vice President and COO
Len J. Lauer is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Qualcomm Incorporated. Immediately prior to being named chief operating officer, Lauer served as group president. In the role of group president, he provided oversight and direction to the following divisions – Qualcomm Internet Services (QIS), Qualcomm Enterprise Services (QES), Qualcomm MEMS Technologies (QMT), Qualcomm Government Technologies (QGOV) and the Company’s mobile TV subsidiary, MediaFLO USA (MUI) and MediaFLO Technologies (MFT). Lauer joined Qualcomm in December 2006 with more than 20 years high-tech experience – 15 years specifically in the telecommunications industry. Lauer is currently on the board of directors for H&R Block and the Nelson Atkins Museum. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Lauer served as chief operating officer for Sprint Nextel where he directed all of the company’s operations to deliver converged media and communication services. By integrating several disparate platforms and processes, Lauer created a new, simplified and cost-efficient management system resulting in a planned 2006 operational expense savings of $900 million for Sprint Nextel. Prior to joining Sprint, he was president and CEO of Bell Atlantic-New Jersey. Lauer also spent more than 10 years with IBM, holding a variety of management positions in marketing and sales. Lauer holds a bachelor’s degree in managerial economics from the University of California, San Diego.
Qualcomm, Executive Vice President and President, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies
Steve Mollenkopf serves as executive vice president and president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT). QCT is the world’s largest provider of wireless chipsets and software solutions. Beginning his career at Qualcomm in 1994 as an engineer, he was a leading contributor to the Globalstar project before joining the QCT team in 1999. Serving in various capacities within QCT, Mollenkopf’s technical and business leadership have been critical to the development and implementation of multiple industry-leading innovations. He is a member of Qualcomm’s Executive Committee, helping to drive Qualcomm’s overall global strategy. Immediately prior to being promoted to EVP, Mollenkopf served as Senior Vice President of Product Management and as the lead of the Cellular Products Group for QCT. In terms of revenue, the CPG represents the world’s largest fabless semiconductor company. A published IEEE author, Mollenkopf holds six patents, which include power estimation and measurement, multi-standard transmitter system and wireless communication transceiver technology. In his personal life, he is active in areas of community involvement, including youth athletics (primarily soccer). Mollenkopf holds two electrical engineering degrees, including a BSEE from Virginia Tech and an MSEE from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Managing Director, Senior Wireless Technology Analyst
Brian Modoff is a Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering the Communications Technology sector at Deutsche Bank Securities. Brian joined the firm in early 1997. He began covering the communications technology space in 1993. Brian worked at Rockwell International for four years as a manufacturing supervisor on the Ships Communication and Control Systems program and four years in navigation systems testing. Prior to Rockwell, he tested and repaired communication and navigation systems for the US Navy. Brian received a Master of International Management at the American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona. He received a B.A. in Economics from California State University, Fullerton. Key investment themes include the impact of broadband mobile networks on the devices and content being delivered to end users and changes to the network architecture in order to deliver these more advanced services, virtualization and its impact on data center architectures, cloud computing and access to content on any device, anywhere. Brian is an Institutional Investor ranked analyst and has been widely quoted in major financial and industry related publications. His team publishes a weekly newsletter entitled “Signals to Noise.”
December 16, 2009
5:00PM – Registration Opens / Networking
6:00PM – Program Begins
7:30PM – Event Ends
Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall
5775 Morehouse Drive,
San Diego, CA 92121
Event WILL sell out! Purchase your ticket early to ensure a seat!
Grant Kroeger, Qualcomm, Inc.
Andrew Seybold, Andrew Seybold, Inc.
Andy Abramson, Comunicano