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Susan Silveira

Senior Manager, Wireless Reach, Qualcomm

Susan Silveira serves as a senior manager of Wireless Reach within Qualcomm’s Government Affairs department. In this role, she develops and implements the strategy for Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach™ education initiatives globally.

Wireless Reach is a strategic program that brings wireless technology to underserved communities around the world. Wireless Reach supports Qualcomm’s belief that the use of “always on, always connected” mobile devices in the hands of K-12 students has the potential to dramatically improve educational outcomes by providing unprecedented access to learning resources and the ability to collaborate with peers and advisors in and out of the classroom.

With more than six billion mobile connections worldwide, there is a tremendous opportunity to leverage mobile for education. In order to take advantage of this technology platform, Silveira is driving the development of a mobile education ecosystem by bringing together key stakeholders in government, education and industry to enable new business models and innovations for mEducation. In addition,  she raises awareness among governments, schools and educators on how wireless technologies can facilitate and enhance the learning environment.

Silveira has more than 15 years of diversified domestic and international business experience. She has a strong technology acumen in hardware and software which she honed during her eight years at Qualcomm. Among her many accomplishments while in product management, business development and marketing roles with the Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT) division, she developed and implemented an education vertical segment strategy; identified technologies for a value-added Snapdragon™ platform for mobile education; brought together internal teams, education content partners and technology providers in order to drive new, innovative solutions to the education segment; and led the development of new wireless chipset products, from initial strategy through commercial launch.

Susan currently serves on the board of directors for the Software & Industry Information Association’s Education Division, CoSN’s Leadership for Mobile Learning Educator Advisory Panel, and has served on the U.S. Department of Education’s Device Working Group, contributing to the Federal Communication Commission’s 2012 “Digital Textbook Playbook.”  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in international business with emphasis in Western Europe and Spanish language from San Diego State University.