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Kanwalinder Singh

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Kanwalinder Singh is senior vice president of business development for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. He is responsible for driving Qualcomm’s chipset business in the “Internet of Everything” (IoE) space, with focus on automotive and smart energy. Singh is responsible for QCT’s strategy, relationships and business development in these domains, solutions development with Qualcomm’s chipset customers and partners, and chipset and reference design roadmaps. Under his leadership, QCT has established a leadership position in LTE-based connected car programs and entered the Infotainment space with Snapdragon Automotive Solutions.

Singh joined Qualcomm in 2004 as president of Qualcomm India and South Asia. He was instrumental in creating a focus on emerging markets and enabling affordable wireless broadband devices. 3G auctions in India, which led to HSPA deployments in 2010, was a highlight during his tenure. Under Singh’s leadership, Qualcomm made a winning bid in India’s BWA spectrum auction in 2010 to secure top markets including Delhi and Mumbai, and established LTE TDD as the 4G roadmap for operators in India. He extended Qualcomm’s partnerships beyond operators to the Open Market and private brands in India, and championed commercialization of the CDMA Open Market Handset (OMH) initiative. Singh also developed successful ecosystem relationships and expanded Qualcomm Ventures’ portfolio to India.

Between 2000 and 2004, Singh was chief technical officer with Lucent Technologies India Ltd. Prior to that, he held various technical and managerial positions in Bell Laboratories and other product units during his 11-year tenure at Lucent Technologies in New Jersey.

Singh completed a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Bucknell University, Pennsylvania, USA and Ph.D. coursework in computer and systems engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York. He is a graduate of the Executive Development Program at Wharton School of Business, Pennsylvania.