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J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D.

Principal Analyst
Mobile & Wireless
MobileTrax LLC

Managing Director, Yosemite Ventures
Board Member, Atlanta Wireless Technology Forum



J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D. is Principal Analyst, Mobile & Wireless, MobileTrax LLC. As a nationally recognized industry authority, he focuses on monitoring and analyzing emerging trends, technologies and market behavior in the mobile computing and wireless data communications industry in North America.  Dr. Purdy is an ‘edge of network’ analyst looking at devices, applications and services as well as wireless connectivity to those devices.

Dr. Purdy provides critical insights regarding mobile and wireless devices, wireless data communications and connection to the infrastructure that powers the data in the wireless handheld.  He is author of the column Inside Mobile & Wireless that provides industry insights and is read by over 100,000 people a month.

Dr. Purdy continues to be affiliated with the venture capital industry as well.  He currently is Managing Director, Yosemite Ventures.  And, he spent five years as a Venture Advisor for Diamondhead Ventures in Menlo Park where he identified, attracted and recommended investments in emerging companies in the mobile and wireless.  He has had a prior affiliation with East Peak Advisors and, subsequently, following their acquisition, with FBR Capital Markets. 

For more than 16 years, Dr. Purdy has been consulting, speaking, researching, networking, writing and developing state-of-the-art concepts that challenge people's mind-sets and developing new ways of thinking and forecasting in the mobile computing and wireless data arenas. Often quoted, his ideas and opinions are followed closely by thought leaders in the mobile & wireless industry.  He is author of three books.

Dr. Purdy currently is a member of the Program Advisory Board of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) that produces CES, one of the largest trade shows in the world.  He is a frequent moderator at CTIA conferences and GSM Mobile World Congress.  He also is a member of the Board of the Atlanta Wireless Technology Forum.

Education

B.S., Engineering Physics, University of Tennessee (Dec. 1965)
M.S., Computer Science, UCLA (June 1968)
Ph.D., Computer Science and Exercise Physiology, Stanford University (June 1972)

  

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