Biography: J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D.

J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D. is the Principal Analyst with Mobilocity LLC. A nationally recognized industry authority, Dr. Purdy focuses on monitoring and analyzing emerging trends, technologies, and market behavior in mobile computing and wireless data communications devices, software, and services.  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 handhelds. He authors a weekly newsletter that provides insights into mobile and wireless technologies, devices and products.


Dr. Purdy continues to be affiliated with the venture capital industry as well.  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 industry.  He has had a prior affiliation with East Peak Advisors and, subsequently, following their acquisition, with FBR Capital Markets.  Dr. Purdy advises young companies who are preparing to raise venture capital.


Dr. Purdy has been 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 events. 


Prior to founding Mobilocity, Dr. Purdy was Chief Mobility Analyst with Compass Intelligence. Prior to that, he owned MobileTrax, LLC and enjoyed successful stints at Frost & Sullivan, Dataquest (a Division of Gartner) among other companies. Dr. Purdy resides in Boca Raton, Florida.



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)

Dr. Purdy quoted in a Carii press release.








My Columns

May 13, 2020

Driving While Drowsy

May 6, 2020

Mojo Vision


April 29, 2020

Facial Recognition vs. Facial Authentication


April 22, 2020


April 15, 2020

Vegetable Soup

April 8, 2020

Autonomous Warfare Systems

March 31, 2020

Stellar Cyber

March 27, 2020

Coronavirus & Mobile

March 25, 2020

Apple’s New iOS Laptop: the 12.9” iPad Pro (And, there’s a new MacBook Air as well)

March 18, 2020

Big Changes Coming to the Auto Insurance Industry

March 11, 2020

Remote Control Likely Needs to be a Requirement

March 4, 2020

Should Robots Be Used in the Care of the Elderly?


February 27, 2020

Horrors! My iPhone Stopped Charging!


February 19, 2020

ITExpo Panel on AI & Cybersecurity

February 12, 2020

T-Mobile Wins Merger with Sprint – Finally!

Samsung Introduces the Galaxy S20 & Z Flip

October 23, 2019

Alexa, Are You Listening? 

December 6, 2019

Solving the Video Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Transmission & Search Bottleneck

October 16, 2019

An Unregulated High Tech Boom Was Bound to Cause Problems

October 9, 2019

The Invasion of AI/ML into Android Smartphones: the Introduction of the LG Q70 Smartphone Powered by Gryfalcon Technologies AI Accelerator

J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D.

Principal Analyst

Mobilocity LLC

543 NE 47th St. 

Boca Raton, FL 33431

(561) 563-4985


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