Rahul Patel

SVP & GM of Connectivity, Cloud & Networking, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc

Rahul Patel

Speaker Bio


Rahul Patel serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Connectivity, Cloud & Networking Business Unit of Qualcomm Technologies Inc. In this role, Patel will help drive our strategy across Wireless Infrastructure and Networking (WIN); Mobile, Computing and connectivity (MCC); and Cloud/Edge AI that will support the billions of devices that are getting connected as every industry undergoes digital transformation.

Prior to joining Qualcomm Technologies, Rahul was the senior vice president and general manager for Wireless Connectivity in the Broadband and Connectivity Group at Broadcom where he managed the product roadmap, R&D engineering, marketing, business development and applications engineering organizations to expand Broadcom’s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS leadership across all market segments. During his 13-year career with Broadcom, Rahul had a strong track record of developing successful product lines, driving P&L growth and developing strong teams.

Prior to Broadcom, Rahul worked at HIFN, Inc., Samsung Semiconductor, Tritech Microelectronics and EPSON/S-MOS Systems.

Rahul is a veteran of the semiconductor and telecommunications industry with more than 25 years of experience in engineering, product, and business development for networking and wireless connectivity solutions.

Rahul holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, a master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Arizona State University in Tempe, and a B.Tech in Electronics and Communications Engineering from NIT in Warangal, India.