Press Release: Mike Roberts Joins CFF Board

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Qualcomm’s Mike Roberts Joins the Classroom of the Future Foundation Board of Directors

August 3, 2016 – San Diego, CA – The Classroom of the Future Foundation (CFF) announced this morning that Mike Roberts of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, has joined their Board of Directors.

Since 1997, CFF has engaged business, community, and educational leaders to create innovative learning environments in San Diego County schools. “We are very excited to have a leader in technology, engineering and marketing join our Board of Directors,” said CFF Chief Executive Officer James Wright. “Mike Roberts’ experience, commitment, and passion for innovative education will be invaluable to our continued engagement with the local business community and fortify our ability to bring proven technology-based learning practices to classrooms in San Diego County. Qualcomm’s dedication to improving access to high quality education has already proven paramount to San Diego students’ success and we are thrilled to strengthen our relationship during this exciting time in education technology.”

Mike Roberts, a senior director of global product marketing for Qualcomm Technologies Inc., oversees the company’s developer marketing program. In this role, he leads numerous product efforts for developers in gaming, embedded computing, and Internet of Things (IoT). He is also responsible for marketing Qualcomm’s smart cities, as well as industrial IoT market development. Prior to joining Qualcomm Technologies Inc., Roberts worked at Motorola for 15 years in a number of different roles. As Senior Director of Product Strategy and Operations, he led the early product adoption of Android across the North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia markets, as well as overseeing a number of large operator accounts in North America. Prior to that, Roberts was an electrical engineer at Motorola and launched numerous CDMA mobile phones, including the industry’s smallest, the StarTAC. Roberts completed his master’s degree in business administration at DePaul University, and his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University.



The Classroom of the Future Foundation (CFF) advances public education throughout San Diego County by inspiring business, community, and educational leaders to support, create, and adopt innovative learning practices. CFF believes that educating our children with 21st century and beyond technology will prepare them to thrive, and keep San Diego economically strong in a global marketplace. For more information, visit

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