Look at that list there. That tells you something about the ecosystem that Qualcomm has created in recent years.
Uplinq is Qualcomm’s annual developer conference in San Diego and if my experience there last year was anything to go by, this year’s event (June 1st-2nd) is going to be fantastic.
The keynote speakers themselves are simply astonishing. First up you’ve got Qualcomm’s very own superstar, Dr Paul Jacobs. Youthful, engaged, highly watchable — the guy is brilliant. He’s going to be joined by:
– Jon Rubinstein, SVP & GM of Hewlett-Packard’s Palm Business Unit
– Peter Chou, Chief Executive of HTC
– Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia
When I read this, I did have to take a second glance. HP, HTC, Nokia and Qualcomm all playing together? Oh yes. It’s a brave new world. And what a coup for Qualcomm — the company has made a serious of brilliant moves placing its Snapdragon chipsets in the heart of the next generation of mobile technology. Almost any Android, WebOS and Windows Phone is sporting some kind of Qualcomm hardware.
Needless to say, I’m very much looking forward to seeing what each of these chaps has to say about the mobile marketplace.
There’s still time to register for the event and you can browse the full schedule here. If you’re into the business of mobile development, I recommend being there. Tickets are a pretty reasonable $375.