Senior Director, Product Management, Qualcomm

Gary Brotman is senior director of product management for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and leads strategy and product planning for the company’s artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, including those powering Snapdragon Mobile Platforms. Gary is responsible for guiding AI-related hardware and software platform roadmap decisions; ecosystem partnerships; internal process improvements and technology investments. He also partners with cross-functional product management, marketing and engineering teams to align the company around Qualcomm’s on-device AI and machine learning vision and strategy, and was responsible for commercializing the Qualcomm AI Engine, which currently accelerates AI and machine learning algorithms on more than one billion Qualcomm Snapdragon devices worldwide. While at Qualcomm, Gary has also established multiple wireless media product lines in Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Qualcomm Atheros and Qualcomm Labs.

Prior to joining Qualcomm, Brotman was the head of artist services and marketing for Santa Monica-based Topspin Media, where he led a team responsible for marketing the Topspin software platform and providing strategic guidance to artists, managers, labels and Topspin marketing ecosystem partners on developing and managing direct-to-fan businesses. While at Topspin, he designed direct-to-consumer programs and businesses for a host of major-label and indie artists including Eminem, David Byrne and Peter Gabriel, among others.

Prior to joining Topspin, Brotman was the head of product marketing at Yahoo! Music, where he was responsible for developing marketing strategies in support of the division’s ad-supported and paid music services.

Before becoming part of the Yahoo! Music team, Brotman served as Director of E-commerce for Musicmatch. The lion’s share of his time at Musicmatch was dedicated to developing marketing and communications strategies and driving customer acquisition and retention efforts in support of the company’s premium software, music downloads and premium music subscription products. 

Prior to joining Musicmatch, Brotman was an account supervisor in the Los Angeles office of international PR firm, Golin/Harris. While with the firm, Brotman built a practice focused solely on the digital music space, providing communications counsel and developing product launch strategies for a client roster that included, Creative Labs, Texas Instruments, Musicmatch and Forrester Research, among others. This digital music practice was credited as the first of its kind within a major PR firm.