Opening Keynote: Intelligent Supply Chains
When & Where
About This Talk
Here in the US, we experienced the SW Airlines "unmitigated disaster" this past holiday season because the "intelligent" ground and crew scheduling systems proved inadequate. Are we becoming too dependent on automated decision-making?
Yet millions of packages for Amazon, FedEx, etc. get delivered daily with automated and intelligent systems- what intelligence differentiates these systems? How will large language models (ChatGPT) disrupt execution and servicing of our Supply chains?
In this fireside chat, Rahul will share how supply chains need awareness and intelligence to empower real-time visibility & decision-making for assets and goods in transit. Come to learn from an industry leader on the advancements in technology that are helping address this wave of technology enabled disruptions.
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.
Bob ODonnell is the president, founder and chief analyst at TECHnalysis Research, a technology market research and consulting firm that counts many of tech industrys largest vendors among its clients. The firms research and ODonnells opinions are also regularly used by major media outlets, including Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and more. ODonnell writes regular columns for USAToday and Forbes, as well as a blog for LinkedIn that is also published on TechSpot and SeekingAlpha.Prior to founding TECHnalysis Research, ODonnell served as Program Vice President, Clients and Displays for industry research firm IDC. ODonnell is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.