Opening Keynote: The Rapidly Emerging Wearables Convergence Era (Qualcomm)
Pankaj Kedia is the Founder, Business Lead, and Sr. Director of the Wearables segment at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. He incubated the business over 6 years ago and continues to lead its growth having shipped 250+ products across 50+ countries during this time. Pankaj also leads the shareables audio business for the company in collaboration with global audio brands. Prior to Qualcomm, Pankaj held a series of strategy, product, business development, customer, and marketing roles at Intel over 15 years. Under his leadership, Intel launched a series of laptops, tablets, handhelds, and smartphones, bringing growth beyond the PC at the company.
Pankaj is an active investor in the tech space, advisor to start-ups and non-profit companies, and has served on multiple boards. He is an avid TED follower and has spoken at multiple industry events about the impact of mobile, wireless, and wearable technologies around the world. Pankaj holds an MBA from Wharton, MS from the University of Michigan, and a BS from Indian Institute of Technology.