Making On-device AI Ubiquitous - Presented by Qualcomm

Matt Grob, Qualcomm Technologies and Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau, MIT Technology Review

Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau, MIT Technology Review's CEO and Publisher and Matt Grob,Executive Vice President of Technology at Qualcomm in discussion about the impact of intelligence on edge devices.

Matt Grob, Executive Vice President of Technology, Qualcomm Technologies

Matt Grob is executive vice president of technology for Qualcomm Technologies and a member of Qualcomm's executive committee. From 2011 to 2017, he also served as Qualcomm's chief technology officer.

Grob joined Qualcomm in 1991 as an engineer. His contributions include system design, standardization, and project leadership for early CDMA data services; the Globalstar satellite-based mobile voice and data system; and 1x EV-DO high-speed wireless Internet access technology. His focus on cellular data services led to his assignment as co-project engineer for the HDR (high data rate) program starting in 1997. This new high-speed Internet access technology became standardized as 1x EV-DO and was commercialized worldwide. Innovations and techniques from these programs also helped UMTS's evolution to HSPA.

Grob holds an MS in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a BS in electrical engineering from Bradley University. He is an IEEE member and holds more than 70 patents.

Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau, CEO and Publisher, MIT Technology Review

Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau is the CEO and publisher of MIT Technology Review, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s media company. MIT Technology Review’s analysis, features, interviews, and events explain the impact of new technologies on business and society.

Elizabeth is leading the growth, expansion, and modernization of MIT Technology Review’s media platforms and products, including U.S. and international websites, newsletters, events, and an award-winning print magazine. Elizabeth also serves as chair of the global entrepreneurial network MIT Enterprise Forum.

Elizabeth has a 20-year background in building and running teams at world-leading media companies. She maintains a keen focus on new ways to commercialize media content to appeal to discerning, demanding consumers as well as B2B audiences.

Prior to joining MIT Technology Review, Elizabeth was the global managing director of the Economist Corporate Network (whose parent company publishes The Economist magazine), where she led editorial content creation, sales, marketing, and event operations. She also spent a decade working as a consultant.

Elizabeth holds an executive MBA from the London Business School, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College.


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