Full Name
Yasser Alsaied
Job Title
VP of IoT
Amazon Web Services
Speaker Bio
Yasser joined Amazon Web Services as a VP of IoT coming from Qualcomm where he was Vice President. He held a variety of leadership roles that included managing teams that released Qualcomm’s first WLAN chip for mobile phones, and leading the formation and launch of QuIC (Qualcomm Innovation Center) and CAF (Code Aurora Foundation) to solve legal and operational issues around the open source software release. Yasser also led the Qualcomm Reference Design (QRD) program, to expand Qualcomm’s business in China which grew the market share by helping the Chinese manufacturers produce phones based on Qualcomm technologies. For the past four years, Yasser managed Qualcomm’s IoT ecosystem. He directly managed the critical part of the strategy to scale IoT chipsets, including key technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision drones, robotics, and 5G. Yasser attended numerous trade shows, customer meetings, and other marketing events in the, United States, South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.Prior to Qualcomm, Yasser developed software for military applications, working directly with critical customers such as the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, and Coleman Aerospace. He has also worked on updates for the Patriot missile, Tomahawk missile, M1A2 tank, Rockwell nuclear submarine, the AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter, and the First DarkStar, the unmanned aerial vehicle designed and built by Boeing and Lockheed Martin. In later years, Yasser was involved in the development of a network application vehicle in Nortel Networks that provided Advanced speech recognition technology. Yasser was then part of Nortel research team to develop 3G architecture, and participated in the Location Based Services and payment processes on 3G. The years following Nortel were spent holding major leadership roles in Philips, ATI, and AMD, where he was part of their respective consumer electronic Business Units and played key roles in design wins that implemented leading-edge technologies in consumer products with very large volumes.
Yasser Alsaied