Ziad Ashgar

Ziad Asghar

Vice President, Product Management
Qualcomm Technologies

Ziad Asghar is vice president of product management at Qualcomm Technologies Inc. (QTI). He leads Snapdragon roadmap planning and application processor technologies, covering all smartphone platform products. Ziad drives the definition of products, ensuring that our products lead in technology and enable best-in-class user experiences while making tradeoffs between features, power, performance and cost. He leads application processor technologies including artificial intelligence, camera, graphics, CPU, audio, video and security. He has more than 20 years of experience in the wireless semiconductor industry where he has held a broad set of leadership positions from R&D to product management. Ziad holds an MBA from UCSD and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University and Southern Methodist University.

Building Teams and Culture that Support ML Innovation
Friday, January 22 | 
10:55 AM - 
11:25 AM

Traditional approaches to managing technical projects, organizing technical teams, and establishing organizational culture can often be at odds with innovating quickly in general and achieving success with machine learning and AI in particular. In this session we discuss how ML/AI executives can build highly effective ML teams, support them with the right processes and tools, and shift the broader organizational culture in ways that support rapid innovation and adoption of machine learning.

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