J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D.
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.
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)
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