Rolf de Vegt has been an active participant in the Wi-Fi Alliance and WLAN industry since 2001. Over the years he has chaired a number of Marketing Task Groups in the Wi-Fi Alliance, including the group responsible for defining the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ ac program and the Wi-Fi HaLow program. He serves as the Treasurer on the Board of Wi-Fi Alliance and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Thread Group. He is the ‘standards lead’ for Qualcomm’s participation in IEEE802.11 standardization.
After earning a Masters Degree from Twente University in the Netherlands, Mr. de Vegt entered a career in Management Consulting in the High Tech and Telecommunications Industry. In 2001, he Co-Founded Airgo Networks Inc. a start-up company based in Palo Alto CA; the first company to successfully commercialize MIMO technology for the WLAN market. Airgo was acquired by Qualcomm in December 2006. He is currently a Senior Director in Qualcomm’s connectivity semiconductor business.