Swift Navigation Hires Samir Kapoor as Executive Vice President of Engineering and Product

By CIOReview | Friday, August 10, 2018
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Fergus Noble, Co-founder & CTO, Swift Navigation

Fergus Noble, Co-founder & CTO, Swift Navigation

San Francisco - San Francisco's Swift Navigation appoints Samir Kapoor to lead the company's Engineering and Product teams, a central post that will be responsible for the organization's growth and innovation. Swift Navigation is a tech firm building centimeter-accurate GPS technology to power a world of autonomous vehicles.

With over 20 years of experience in engineering organizations at leading companies, Samir most recently served as Senior Vice President of Device Engineering at Fitbit. Before joining the Fitbit team in 2016, Samir spent ten years with Qualcomm. During his Qualcomm tenure, he served as Vice President of Engineering and held multiple leadership roles in both software engineering and wireless technology development in the mobile and consumer products space. This makes him a prime candidate to lead product and engineering innovation at Swift Navigation and an ideal fit for Swift’s executive team, reporting to Timothy Harris, Swift’s Co-Founder and CEO.

“Swift Navigation is delighted to welcome Samir to our executive team, and we look forward to benefiting from his leadership in engineering and product development. Specifically, his vast experience in sensors and wireless technologies is certain to accelerate our focus on high-precision sensors for autonomous vehicles,” said Timothy Harris. “Samir’s deep knowledge of networks and cellular technology will be influential in supporting Swift’s new Skylark cloud corrections service that we just announced in March.”

“Swift Navigation is leading the charge in the exciting field of high-precision GNSS with the immense potential to offer solutions to enable autonomous vehicles to precisely and safely navigate, enabling the next generation of self-driving cars,” said Kapoor. “I am thrilled to lead a team that is advancing state of the art in this new application of GNSS technology.”