Bob Gentile

VP Information Technology - Qualcomm

Bob’s career spans 30 years and many disciplines in the field of Information Technology Support, Products and Services. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Business and MIS,  Bob started with Motorola in Phoenix, Arizona as a Systems Programmer and Administrator.  Bob then joined Apple as a Field Systems Engineer and eventually moved into a position of Account Executive calling on large enterprise customers. Bob returned to Motorola and over the next 16 years progressed his career through multiple IT and business positions including IT Contracts Management, Business Startup Leadership roles (Display technologies, Lifesciences), Enterprise Middleware Systems, Global IT Infrastructure management and Commercial Software Product Management.

In 2010, Bob joined Qualcomm as the Vice President of Enterprise Applications where he leads a global team of over 400 employees and 200 contractors supporting business operations, customer and supply chain systems. In addition, Bob was the acting CIO for Qualcomm during a recent CIO transition in 2016.

Bob has participated on various industry and education boards that include university, vendor and non-profit companies.

Qualcomm is headquartered in San Diego California and is one of the most predominate firms in the mobile computing and semiconductor industry with a customer list that includes all of the top mobile device manufactures in the world.

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