Donald Jones

Vice President, Global Strategy & Market Development, Qualcomm Life

Donald Jones serves as vice president of Global Strategy & Market Development at Qualcomm Life, Qualcomm’s healthcare subsidiary. He is responsible for Qualcomm’s market development of wireless technologies and platforms in the health, fitness and life sciences markets, and is recognized as a leader in the field. Jones is also Chief Digital Officer at the Scripps Translational Science Institute, working with Eric Topol, MD, on the digital convergence of genomics and wireless health. He is founder and Chairman of the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA), a 501c (6) trade organization ( In 2011, Jones designed the $10 million Qualcomm Tricoder Xprize, a global competition currently underway to design a consumer usable device which can make medical diagnoses ( Jones is a Member of the World Economic Forum Health and Healthcare Industry Project Working Group. He is on the boards of the Alliance Healthcare Foundation ( and the American Telemedicine Association ( Jones was a founding board member of the West Wireless Health Institute (now the West Health Institute He was formerly the COO of Medtrans, now EMSC, the world’s largest emergency medical services company ( He was founder and Chairman of EMME (, Mexico’s largest consumer membership healthcare company. In 2010, the San Diego Transcript named Jones one of ‘San Diego’s Top Influential’s and Fierce Health IT named Jones one of the 10 Disruptive Forces in Health IT. In early 2010, Jones was named to the Consumer Innovations Solutions Board at Sanofi Pharmaceuticals. Jones holds a bachelors’ degree in biology and bio-engineering from the University of California, San Diego, a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. Jones holds multiple issued and pending patents in the use of cell phones in incentive reward programs, asynchronous media communications and health care.