Nakul Duggal serves as vice president of product management for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. where he is responsible for Qualcomm's automotive strategy, portfolio, ecosystem development and customer relationships. Nakul's responsibilities include:
- Qualcomm's automotive semiconductor and software product portfolio spanning telematics, infotainment, connectivity, ADAS and software
- Global automotive product portfolio lead for SoC, ADAS, modem, WiFi, Bluetooth, GNSS, PLC (power line communications) as well as HLOS software and differentiators
- Focused development expansion into autonomous driving including sensor fusion, high precision location, vehicle–to–x services and machine-vision focused safety SoC infrastructure
- Oversight over product marketing, sales, business development and application engineering professionals deployed globally (NA, EU, Japan, Korea, China) to support automotive Tier-1 suppliers, Tier-2 providers as well as ODMs / JDMs / EMS and IHV / ISVs
- Roadmap execution leader in concert with engineering to deliver automotive grade solutions including quality, hardware, development platforms, software and applications for broad roadmap and custom programs
- Executive sponsor for automaker production programs and next generation technology engagements as well as strategic sponsor for partnerships at global automakers for driving new technology architecture
Duggal joined Qualcomm in 1995 as an engineer focused on the company's commercial base station and infrastructure business. Subsequent successes in both engineering and project lead roles elevated Duggal to various management positions within Qualcomm's Corporate Engineering Services Group, where he focused on the development and commercialization of CDMA, UMTS and LTE technologies. While there, Duggal led the Open Market Handset (OMH) initiative, an industry-wide effort to expand CDMA device distribution into the open market. Duggal has worked in Qualcomm Automotive since 2011 and most recently, has been instrumental in building the automotive portfolio including the Snapdragon Automotive infotainment solutions.
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Duggal was a product engineer at Tata Telecom in India, where he was responsible for product management and systems engineering for the company's wire-line switching systems.
Duggal holds a BSEE degree from M.S. University, India and a master's degree in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management.