Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading provider of business-to-business wireless enterprise applications and services, today announced its fifth annual Smart Services Leadership Summit to be held July 27-29, 2009 at the Qualcomm main campus and Hilton Torrey Pines Hotel in La Jolla, Calif. This executive-level leadership summit will engage delegates in stimulating dialogue and provide thought provoking opportunities to explore the growth of Smart Services across pervasive markets, including the impact of the new Obama administration's top initiatives - energy, healthcare and education - as well as consumer electronics and fleet and asset management, among others. Smart Services is described as the new offerings and business models created when an enterprise electronically networks to its products.
Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chief executive officer of Qualcomm, will open the summit with a discussion highlighting some of the latest wireless industry developments, and particularly an emerging phenomenon known as the “Internet of Things.” This concept refers to the evolving ability to interconnect business assets, electronic devices and even everyday personal objects wirelessly, allowing them to exchange important data and information using cellular communications technology. In business, this shift to connected products is transforming manufacturers into service businesses, as well as allowing companies to implement entirely new services and business models.
“The world is quickly moving towards a global, service-based economy, and Smart Services are poised to become a disruptive and transitional market force,” said Steve Pazol, vice president of Global Smart Services for Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “The Summit is the industry's premier gathering for top business leaders and technology experts who are making Smart Services part of their company's growth, competitive differentiation and commitment to a green economy.”
Attendees of the Smart Services Leadership Summit include a variety of executives, analysts, experts and academics that are advancing the cause of business and society through Smart Services. The event is structured to give all attendees a truly unique opportunity to learn from one another by sharing ideas, knowledge and insight.
The Smart Services Leadership Summit 2009 is an invitation-only event. Prospective attendees and sponsors can apply for an invitation and find additional information about the event at www.qualcomm.com/ssls.
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2008 FORTUNE 500® company. For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com.