SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- LeEco, a leading global technology company today announced the appointment of Rob Chandhok as Chief Research & Development Officer for the company's North America operations.
"We are focused on making the next era of technology the Ecosystem Era by seamlessly and elegantly connecting the many screens individuals use," said Richard Ren, President of LeEco North America. "Rob's expertise is key to helping LeEco achieve this vision. We are thrilled to have him join our growing leadership team."
Recently named one of Fast Company's 2016 "Most Innovative Companies," LeEco is a leading global company that provides breakthrough experiences through an open, integrated ecosystem of streaming content, enabled by its Internet and cloud platform, and a wide array of next-generation of connected smart devices – including smartphones, TVs, bikes, VR and electric cars.
According to Chandhok, the user experience across ecosystems is currently very fragmented. "People don't interact with their smartphones the same way they interact with their cars or with other electronic devices," he explained. "Our goal is to create an optimal way of experiencing content and services across the consumer's world, without distinction or differentiation based on device. Simply put, we want the best content experience for the consumer on every device."
Chandhok brings years of expertise in wireless networks, software and hardware systems. As Senior Vice President and Division President at Qualcomm, he provided key leadership for the company's software strategy, open source initiatives, and wearables and virtual reality divisions. With 39 patents, Chandhok has pushed the boundaries of devices and applications, broadening the landscape of technology.
More recently, Chandhok served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Helium Systems Inc., an industrial IoT company in San Francisco. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where he studied Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics.
Chandhok's appointment is one of many upcoming leadership announcements for the company. According to LeEco Chairman YT Jia, he is committed to finding high-caliber leaders to accelerate LeEco to the next level of disruptive innovation.
For more information about LeEco, visit www.leeco.com.
LeEco is a leading global technology company that provides breakthrough experiences through its open, integrated ecosystem of streaming content, platforms, and smart devices that fit perfectly into a broad spectrum of lifestyles. LeEco opens new opportunities for consumers by offering a wide array of next-generation connected products – including smartphones, TVs, bikes and cars – and content spanning sports, film and live entertainment. LeEco was recently named one of Fast Company's 2016 "Most Innovative Companies," and Alphr's "Best of Mobile World Congress – Most Innovative Company." To learn more, visit www.leeco.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter.
Rob Chandhok Bio:
LeEco Chief of R&D for North America Rob Chandhok is a senior executive and technology strategist who is well versed in creating business value in the mobile and Internet of Things markets. Prior to LeEco, he served as President, Chief Operating Officer and member of the Board of Helium Systems Inc., a San Francisco based IoT startup where he led the creation of a new platform and solution business for industrial smart sensing and control. Prior to Helium, he was President of Qualcomm Interactive Platforms and Senior Vice President of Qualcomm Technologies. In this role, Rob was responsible for the strategies underlying the development and productization of Qualcomm's mobile software technologies and the integration of mobile operating systems and the applications written to them with the company's industry-leading chipsets. Rob championed an industry initiative called AllJoyn, which is an open source project driving interoperability between over 200 companies in the Allseen Alliance, especially in home consumer electronics. He was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Intercede Group plc in April 2015.
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