Gary Brotman

Director, Product Management
Gary Brotman is an award-winning product management and marketing executive with more than 18 years of experience leading teams responsible for product management, marketing, new business creation and customer engagement in mobile, media, and Internet of Things-focused companies that push the boundaries of technology. He is currently director of product management for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., leading the commercialization of the company’s mobile artificial intelligence software and hardware initiatives including the Machine Learning Platform. While at Qualcomm, he has also established multiple wireless media product lines and led teams in Qualcomm Atheros, Qualcomm Labs and Qualcomm’s Global Market Development group. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Brotman was the head of artist services and marketing for Santa Monica-based Topspin Media, where he led a team responsible for marketing the Topspin software platform and providing strategic guidance to artists, managers, labels and Topspin marketing ecosystem partners on developing and managing direct-to-fan businesses. While at Topspin, he designed direct-to-consumer programs and businesses for a host of major-label and indie artists including Eminem, David Byrne and Peter Gabriel, among others. Prior to joining Topspin, Brotman was the head of product marketing at Yahoo! Music, where he was responsible for developing marketing strategies in support of the division’s ad-supported and paid music services. Before becoming part of the Yahoo! Music team, Brotman served as director of ecommerce and corporate communications director for Musicmatch, makers of the Musicmatch Jukebox. The lion’s share of his time at Musicmatch was dedicated to developing marketing and communications strategies and driving customer acquisition and retention efforts in support of the company’s premium software, music downloads and premium music subscription products. Prior to joining Musicmatch, Brotman was an account supervisor in the Los Angeles office of international PR firm, Golin/Harris. While with the firm, Brotman built a practice focused solely on the digital music space, providing communications counsel and developing product launch strategies for a client roster that included, Creative Labs, Texas Instruments, Musicmatch, and Forrester Research, among others. This digital music practice was credited as the first of its kind within a major PR firm.