Mary Gendron has been appointed by Qualcomm as chief information officer (CIO) at the company. The newly appointed executive brings with her years of experience in the technology industry, previously working at the likes of Motorola and Bell.

George Davis, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Qualcomm, commented on Gendron's signing:

"We are very pleased to welcome Mary to Qualcomm. Her IT experience and leadership brings new opportunities to continue excelling in our IT organization. Mary has a proven track record of partnering with businesses to understand their needs while driving major projects to improve operational efficiency."

Gendron's tasks will include leading the chip manufacture's global IT organization, while collaborating and engaging with senior leadership across the company. Her LinkedIn profile contains a few more pointers, including the responsibility to "assure best in class cyber security architecture and defenses given the Companies significant exposure to third party attacks."