Nayeem Islam is CEO and co-founder of Blue Hexagon. Previously, Nayeem was VP and Head of Qualcomm’s R/D group in Silicon Valley where he led an award-winning team building deep learning, sensors, and security products. He pioneered optimizations for a large family of machine learning algorithms on mobile phones, including deep learning. He lead the team whose innovations were a key part of Qualcomm’s patent portfolio. Previously, Nayeem was an executive at NTT DoCoMo, Amazon and IBM. At NTT DoCoMo and Amazon he pioneered innovations in mobile software. At IBM he designed and implemented the scheduling software for the SP supercomputers that were used in advanced applications including the chess program called DeepBlue that defeated the world chess champion Gary Kasparov.