Leadership and Governance

Cerence leadership

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Cerence Management Team

Iqbal Arshad
Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer, Iqbal Arshad leads Cerence’s global technology, engineering, and product development organization. Iqbal has extensive experience in leading start-up efforts, developing breakthrough technologies, and leading businesses for iconic global technology brands. He has shaped some of the most exciting technological developments of the past decade. He led and created numerous industry-first product categories, including the original Droid smartphone, Google's first Android tablet computer, and the first Android Wear smartwatch. He also led the creation of foundational 4G technologies & chipsets, mobile software platforms, and industry-leading intellectual property. Iqbal most recently founded and served as the CEO of xCoefficient. Previously, he held Senior Vice President of Engineering & Product Development positions at Lenovo, Google, and Motorola. In these roles, he was responsible for building global product, technology, and engineering organizations to drive innovation and deliver products globally. Iqbal is currently an adjunct professor at Northwestern University and founder and advisor of its Center for Deep Learning lab. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Miami; a Master's degree in Science in Space Systems Engineering with a concentration in spacecraft design with distinction from Johns Hopkins University; and a Master's degree in Engineering Management from Northwestern University.

Cerence Board of Directors

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