Alex Gantman serves as Vice President of Engineering for Qualcomm Technologies Inc. He is responsible for leading the Qualcomm Product Security Initiative (QPSI), and was one of the founding members of QPSI in 2006. In his current role, he oversees product security support across all business units and market segments, including Mobile Computing, Networking, Automotive, Healthcare, Smart Home, Wearables, and Internet of Things.
Alex joined Qualcomm in 1996 as a software engineer and supported variety of product teams. He transitioned to a product security role in 2001 after receiving his master’s degree specializing in Cryptography and Network Security. As a security engineer, he focused on architectural risk assessments, secure system design, and secure protocol analysis and design.
Alex most recently held the position of Senior Director, Product Security. His technical expertise spans a wide domain of computer security, from silicon-level hardware security to web application and protocol security. He holds numerous patents in the field of computer security. He received Bachelor’s (1998) and Master’s (2001) degrees in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego.