Kimberly Koro is senior vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and General Manager of Qualcomm Government Technologies (QGOV). She has dedicated most of her career to supporting the national and homeland security of the United States through QGOV. QGOV is dedicated to working with federal, state, and local government agencies to apply advances in commercial wireless technology that enable significant gains and excellence in mission performance. Kim’s leadership focuses on driving innovation in public and private partnerships to help bring the U.S. Government in sync with the pace of commercial technology and maximize its ability to leverage the wireless ecosystem. Within the wireless space, Kim and QGOV are working closely with the U.S. Government in the areas of advanced connectivity, cybersecurity, and newer technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and edge computing.
Ms. Koro joined Qualcomm in 1989 as a legal advisor in the Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions division. She subsequently assumed various roles overseeing division legal matters, international programs and business development. In 1995, Ms. Koro was named vice president of operations and division counsel for Qualcomm’s CommSystems division and continued to assume increasing levels of responsibility and leadership, including being named senior vice president and general manager of Government Systems and Digital Cinema. In 1999, Ms. Koro was appointed as senior vice president of Qualcomm and president of Qualcomm Government Technologies.
Ms. Koro began her career with the San Diego law firm of Gray, Cary, Ames & Frye (which later become DLA Piper), specializing in business and commercial transactions. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law, where she graduated cum laude and was a member of the Law Review. Ms. Koro represented Qualcomm for three years at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, and was selected by WEF to serve on its Global Future Council on Cybersecurity. She also participated in the creation of the WEF Global Centre for Cybersecurity announced in 2018. Ms. Koro serves on the Council of Founders & Friends for the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado. She was an early member of the board of advisors for several years for the ATLAS Institute and served as co-chair for one year.
Ms. Koro currently serves as a member of the University of San Diego Board of Trustees, where she sits on the Advancement Committee and Student Affairs Committee, the Board of Visitors for the University of San Diego School of Law, and on the board of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). Ms. Koro received the University of San Diego School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award in 2020.