Chief People Officer, Quixey and Former Chief Learning Officer, Qualcomm
Tamar Elkeles, Ph.D. is the Chief People Officer at Quixey, a Silicon Valley mobile technology company focused on providing users with easy access and engagement with the content and functionalities within apps. In this role, Tamar leads all global human resources operations. Her scope of responsibility includes overall people operations, facilities and administration, corporate events, leadership and talent development, and building a world-class culture within this rapidly growing tech company.
Tamar joined Quixey after an impressive 24 year career at Qualcomm where she built an award winning learning organization and served as the company’s Chief Learning Officer. Tamar was responsible for creating and implementing Qualcomm’s overall learning and development strategy. Her scope of leadership included global learning, executive/leadership development, technical development, employee communications, organization development, learning technology and mobile learning for Qualcomm’s 31,000 employees worldwide. In 2015, under her leadership, Qualcomm was named “Learning & Development Organization of the Year” by Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Magazine.
In addition to her extensive career, Tamar co-authored the first book on the CLO’s role, “The Chief Learning Officer, Driving Value within a Changing Organization through Learning and Development” and in 2014 released the book, “Measuring the Success of Learning Through Technology.” She was named “CLO of the Year” in 2010 by CLO Magazine.
Within her community, Tamar served as co-chair of the Advisory Board for Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and the Board of the San Diego Classroom of the Future Foundation. Nationally, she served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Talent Development (ATD), the world's premier professional association and leading resource on workplace learning and performance. She has also been a member of The Conference Board’s Executive Council on Talent and Organizational Development and currently serves as a member of the CLO Magazine Editorial Board.
She holds both a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology.