Thursday, July 30, 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Developer Journey Into the Internet of Things
Believe it or not, the phrase “Internet of Things” (IoT) dates back to 1999, but it is only in the past few years that this opportunity for developers has started to emerge. Today, the majority of IoT developers (74%) have less than two years of experience in this field. And yet, it is expected that there will be five billion non-smartphone connected devices shipping by 2018, and Machina Research estimates the IoT market opportunity will reach $4.3 trillion by 2024. IoT represents a growing developer opportunity, and Qualcomm is positioned front and center in this space.
During this keynote presentation, Mike Roberts, Senior Director, Global Product Marketing for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., will guide Android developers on an IoT journey, exploring some of the biggest challenges that developers face when beginning to work on IoT projects. Additionally, he will highlight key features developers should look for when selecting an IoT platform for their own work. Mike will provide insights about the future of IoT, the opportunity that it represents for Android developers, and share the full range of Qualcomm’s IoT tools and technology that support Android developers from innovation to commercialization of smart products. These tools include items that are being launched for the first time at AnDevCon. You will walk away with new ideas and information that you can apply to your own IoT projects.
Senior Director of Global Product Marketing for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Mike Roberts, senior director of global product marketing for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., oversees Qualcomm’s developer marketing program where he leads numerous product efforts targeting developers, including gaming, embedded computing and Internet of Things (IoT). He also oversees marketing for Qualcomm’s smart cities and industrial IoT market development.
Prior to Qualcomm, Mike worked at Motorola for 15 years in a number of different roles. As Senior Director of Product Strategy and Operations, he led the early product adoption of Android across the North America, EMEA, and Asia markets and was responsible for a number of large operator accounts in North America. He was also responsible for spearheading a global product strategy sales team. Prior to that, Mike was an electrical engineer at Motorola and launched numerous CDMA handsets, including the industry’s smallest, the StarTAC. Mike received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from DePaul University.