Alice Tornquist

Vice President, Spectrum and Technology Policy, Qualcomm, Inc

Alice Tornquist is currently Vice President, Spectrum and Technology Policy for Qualcomm, Inc. in Washington DC. In this capacity, Ms. Tornquist partners with colleagues to develop Qualcomm’s spectrum and technology policy positions and advocates those positions before the United States Government. She has advocated successfully in support of the digital television transition, broadcast incentive auctions and intelligent transportation systems. Prior to joining Qualcomm in 2001, Tornquist was a professional staff member of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for six years. There she served as staff on the Railroads Subcommittee and worked on legislation that created the Surface Transportation Board, reformed Amtrak, and modernized the Railroad Retirement System. Prior to her work on Capitol Hill, Ms. Tornquist served at the U.S. Office of Management Budget from 1991 to 1995, and as an account manager at Time Warner, Inc., in New York City from 1986 to 1989. Tornquist holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University in New York City. 

Wednesday, October 2
11:00 am - 12:15 pm • Building Resilience into Communities Impacted by Natural Disasterboardroom 2
Is your community concerned about the seemingly increasing number of natural disasters occurring around the country, the intensity of these storms, and the resulting damage and destruction? Come learn about the new “Readiness for Resilience” program that is  assisting Texas and Puerto Rico identify and deploy smart, resilient technology best practices and solutions so that they are better prepared for, better able to withstand, and better able to recover quickly from the next storm.