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 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.