President, Global Market Development and Executive Vice President, Microsoft
Inducted in: 2013
Peggy Johnson is responsible for commercializing new business opportunities and developing strategic relationships for Qualcomm Technologies. Notably, she oversees Qualcomm Labs, an incubator focused on launching new businesses and products as well as exploring new technology market segments. Ms. Johnson also serves as a member of Qualcomm's executive committee.
Under her leadership, Qualcomm developed and commercially launched the BREW platform, which pioneered the world's first large-scale mobile app store, helped developers monetize their applications, and inspired the growth of a global ecosphere that has generated $3 billion in revenues to date. Ms. Johnson began her 23-year Qualcomm career as a software engineer, working up to Vice President of Technology. As President of Qualcomm Internet Services and MediaFLO Technologies, she was integral in establishing the foundation to bring next-generation wireless technologies for mobile applications and mobile broadcast video to market. Most recently, as Executive Vice President of the Americas and India, Ms. Johnson played an instrumental role in the global development and adoption of 3G wireless broadband technology and services in those regions.
In 2012 she was named as one of STEMconnector's 100 Women Leaders in STEM, in 2011 as one of Fierce Wireless' Most Influential Women in Wireless, and in 2010 received the Athena Pinnacle Award. Ms. Johnson holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University.
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