Our technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people in brand new ways. We pioneered 3G and 4G and led the way to 5G, sparking a new era of intelligent, connected devices. On this podcast, we talk with the people behind our technologies and explore the programs that make Qualcomm unique.
Episode 45: Everything you need to know about 5G, with Guy Kawasaki and Cristiano Amon
Upon hearing about the promise of 5G beyond its blazing fast speeds, Guy Kawasaki was stunned.
“So you are discussing, in a sense, something as big as the industrial revolution, the computer revolution, the internet revolution. This is not just internet, better. This is a different curve.”
“Absolutely correct,” replied Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon, in our latest episode of The Qualcomm Podcast.
Guy, an author and creator of The Remarkable People Podcast, recently joined our show as a guest host, talking with Cristiano about all things 5G. They dove into the ways this next generation of wireless is already booming around us, from 5G smartphones and PCs to Guy’s own experience at a 5G-powered Chainsmokers concert. Even in the fight against the pandemic, the technology is already making a difference around the globe. And looking forward, the duo also discussed how 5G can bolster new opportunities for entrepreneurship and transform industries across sectors, including auto, gaming, and many more.
Episode 44: DSLR who? How we fit multiple AI-powered cameras in your pocket
Today’s smartphones boast powerful cameras that fit right in our pockets. This means you don’t need an expensive DSLR or photography expertise to capture life’s beautiful moments. From photos to video, it’s empowering.
“What I absolutely love about how far the technology has come right now is it enables anybody to become a content creator, right? Because we all have a smartphone,” said SuperSaf, host of one of the U.K.'s largest technology review channels, during this episode of The Qualcomm Podcast. “And the creative output that we’re seeing now, not only on YouTube, but the likes of Instagram, TikTok, etcetera, you’ve got so many creators who now are just coming out with some really interesting stuff, which you wouldn’t even think about. And it’s all being filmed with smartphones.”
In this episode, host PJ Jacobowitz chats with SuperSaf and Judd Heape, our senior director of product management for camera technologies here at Qualcomm. They discuss current trends in smartphone photography, the role of AI, and the Qualcomm 480 Spectra ISP. What’s more, they go beyond smartphones to talk about how Qualcomm technologies are bringing advanced camera experiences to PCs, auto, and IoT.
SuperSaf’s participation was sponsored by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Episode 43: How Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab embraced connected learning to reach more STEM students
Every summer, kids who attend Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab STEM summer camps explore IoT, robotics, and coding, creating their own inventions to express themselves and solve problems for their communities. While distanced learning made this year’s camps a little different, it also enabled more students than ever to participate.
In this episode, host PJ Jacobowitz chats with Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility at Qualcomm Angela Baker and Dr. Gloria Bañuelos, our Thinkabit Lab lead. They discuss what kids experience at the camps, the benefits of the connected environment, and how early STEM education empowers young girls and encourages a more diverse tech workforce.
Episode 42: Qualcomm and Microsoft talk equity for women in tech
Pre-pandemic, and in celebration of International Women’s Day, Qualcomm employees gathered on campus for an engaging conversation about women in tech. Hosted by Qualcomm Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Vicki Mealer-Burke, Qualcomm President Cristano Amon took the stage with friend Roanne Sones, Corporate Vice President, Operating System & Intelligent Edge at Microsoft.
To kick things off, Roanne described her own experience rising from an intern to executive at Microsoft, talking honestly about being the only woman in the room and offering words of encouragement. The trio also discussed being your own champion, leadership’s responsibility to drive inclusion, and how to approach workplace equity from a systems perspective.
We thought this conversation was too important to keep to ourselves, so for today’s podcast, we’re bringing you a condensed version of that chat. We hope you enjoy.
Episode 41: As Qualcomm turns 35, co-founder Dr. Irwin Jacobs talks the early days & what’s to come
Earlier this month, we marked a big anniversary — 35 years of innovating wireless breakthroughs that are helping change the world. There’s so much to reflect on, and no one better to do it with than our own co-founder Dr. Irwin Jacobs.
Irwin, who retired from Qualcomm in 2012, recently joined a virtual fireside chat hosted by SVP and Division President of QGOV Kim Koro to celebrate the company’s anniversary. Attended by more than 5,700 Qualcomm employees, the conversation kicked off with his early vision for the company, and they also discussed everything from Qualcomm’s current work to Irwin’s own ethos.
For today’s podcast, we’re bringing you a condensed version of that conversation. We hope you enjoy this extra special episode.
Episode 40: Transforming telemedicine with XR
How we do almost everything is changing. The global pandemic is forcing us to reassess the way we work, learn, play, and care for ourselves, among other things. And increasingly, we’re looking to technology for solutions. Innovative technologies like XR, which were once considered “nice to haves,” are now being thrust into the spotlight. Luckily, companies like AppliedVR, a leading provider of therapeutic VR, are ready.
In this episode, AppliedVR Co-founder and CEO Matthew Stoudt and Brian Vogelsang from our XR team join host PJ Jacobowitz to discuss telemedicine and the ways VR can be used for pain management. They’ll also dig into how the two companies came together, the evolving XR ecosystem, and the importance of the Qualcomm XR Enterprise Program.