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Gerry Christensen

Founder and CEO at Mind Commerce

Seattle, United States

3019 Followers

Founder and CEO of ICT strategy company, Mind Commerce, and IDG Influencer at IDG TechNetwork

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Seattle
Speaking Topics: 5G, 6G, AI, IoT

Gerry ChristensenPoints
Academic10
Author182
Influencer30
Speaker7
Entrepreneur0
Total229

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Technology
Theatre: North America
Media Experience: 20 years

Areas of Expertise

AI 31.61
Analytics
AR/VR 30.97
Autonomous Vehicles 31.23
Big Data 30.47
Blockchain 30.53
Cloud 30.38
CRM
Cybersecurity 31.01
Digital Disruption 31.40
Digital Transformation 30.76
Emerging Technology 32.58
Entrepreneurship
Fintech
Future of Work 30.23
Govtech 31.15
Health and Safety
Healthtech
Innovation 30.13
IoT 33.94
Mobility 64.70
Privacy 31.42
Quantum Computing
Supply Chain 30.91
Management 31.35
Business Strategy 30.39
Risk Management 31.18
Data Center 30.50

Industry Experience

High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Professional Services
Telecommunications

Publications

32 Article/Blogs
What is 6G?
TechTarget (WhatIs.com)
October 08, 2019
6G (sixth-generation wireless) is the successor to 5G cellular technology. 6G networks will be able to use higher frequencies than 5G networks and provide substantially higher capacity and much lower latency. One of the goals of the 6G Internet will be to support one micro-second latency communications, representing 1,000 times faster -- or 1/1000th the latency -- than one millisecond throughput.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology, Mobility

Anticipating AI, Data Analytics, and IoT Convergence as Artificial Intelligence Evolves to become more General Purpose
AI Time Journal
September 11, 2019
Discussion about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes more a general purpose AI utility function over the course of the next decade.

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Tags: AI, Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology

Artificial Intelligence in the Information and Communications Technology Industry
AI Time Journal
July 21, 2019
Analyzes the role and importance of AI in the ICT industry as well as the future outlook for new and enhanced apps, services, and solutions. Also evaluates role of AI in network optimization.

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Tags: AI, Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology

Getting Pragmatic about 5G: What Will and Won’t Happen With Fifth Generation Cellular
ISE Magazine
July 15, 2019
Evaluates 5G technologies, capabilities, and outlook for applications and services. Also discusses how 5G paves the way for Sixth Generation (6G) wireless

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Tags: AR/VR, Autonomous Vehicles, Cloud

Artificial Intelligence in Data and Control Systems: The AIoT Market
linkedin
July 01, 2019
Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms enhance the ability for big data analytics and IoT platforms to provide value to data, transforming it into actionable information.

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Tags: AI, Big Data, IoT

Look to Smart Cities for Innovative Solutions that Leverage the Artificial Intelligence of Things and 5G
AI Time Journal
July 01, 2019
Introduction to how the convergence of AI and IoT (AIoT) is going to influence smart cities.

Many information and communications technologies are leveraged to deploy and support smart city deployments. Chief among them are AI, IoT, and 5G as they provide the intelligence, communications, connectivity and bandwidth necessary for highly functional and sustainable smart cities market solutions.

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Tags: AI, Govtech, Supply Chain

Mobile Edge Computing Development Challenges and Opportunities
linkedin
June 07, 2019
Edge Computing represents the implementation and operation of computing applications, data, and services away from centralized nodes to the logical extremes of a given network.

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Tags: IoT

5G, IoT and Edge Compute Trends: Technology Challenges, Solution, and Forecasts for Low Latency Edge
linkedin
June 05, 2019
Mind Commerce sees an especially high degree of synergy within the 5G, IoT, and edge computing market.

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Tags: Cloud, IoT, Mobility

While NOT Just Another "G"​, One Must Watch Their 5G ROI...
linkedin
June 05, 2019
Fifth Generation (5G) cellular will bring about fundamental structural economic changes, such as significantly lower broadband pricing as a whole, and also much greater flexibility for enterprise, industrial, and government market segments in terms of how they connect public to private networks.

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Tags: AR/VR, IoT

Changing the Robocall Conversation from End-user Problem to Originating Network/Platform Issue
linkedin
May 23, 2019
Instead of placing the robocall burden on end-users, originating networks, platforms, and solution providers should be the first line of defense against illegal robocalls. Instead of forcing terminating carriers to allow their own subscribers to default block all unknown caller ID on the terminating end of calls, the industry should instead consider two alternative actions:

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Tags: IoT

Intent Based Networking Market Findings released by Mind Commerce
linkedin
May 15, 2019
Intent Based Networking (IBN) is the concept of business outcome driven network management and operations. More specifically, IBN is defined largely by the extent to which network orchestration is automated, including software that may implement changes autonomously. Networks are increasingly becoming more self-aware and capable of dynamic optimization, often in real-time. In some cases changes are made to enhance a current state.

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Tags: AI, IoT

Next Gen Cellular Voice over 5G to Drive Infrastructure Evolution for Carriers along with Service Improvements
Vanilla Plus
May 01, 2019
Evaluation of technologies involved in supporting Voice over 5G (Vo5G) including Radio Access Network (RAN), such as smart antennas with massive MIMO and beamforming, as well as core network such as IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS).

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Tags: Mobility

Got Network Autonomy?
ISE Magazine
May 01, 2019
Intent Based Networking (IBN) is the concept of business outcome driven network management and operations. IBN system incorporates business intent into enterprise network in an automatic manner, following processes and policies set to achieve desired business outcomes. This includes automatic translation of business policy, activation and replication of policies across entire network, continuous verification and validation of business intent, and assurance of business data, insights, and policy.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Mobility

Industry Snapshot: A Review of AI in Select Industry Verticals
AI Time Journal
April 04, 2019
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly integrated in many areas including Internet search, entertainment, commerce applications, content optimization, and robotics. The long-term prospect for AI is that it will become embedded in many different other technologies and provide autonomous decision making on behalf of humans, both directly, and indirectly through many processes, products, and services.

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Tags: AI, Emerging Technology

Artificial Intelligence: Then, Now, and What to Expect in the Age of IoT
ICT Today
March 01, 2019
Putting the evolution of AI into context and looking towards its role in IoT. Forward-thinking ICT professionals are no longer thinking of AI as merely algorithms and software in support of smart products and services but rather as a vital functional component of today’s and tomorrow’s ICT networks and applications.

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Tags: AI, Digital Disruption, IoT

The Role of Smart Antennas in Optimizing 5G
ISE Magazine
March 01, 2019
5G cellular networks promise to improve many aspects of wireless communications, supporting enhanced mobile services, greater scalability for IoT systems, and ultra-reliable communications for mission-critical applications. A portion of these benefits will be based on the evolution of 4G LTE technologies as well as unique capabilities enabled by 5G New Radio, or 5GNR, based on new infrastructure supporting mmWave RAN equipment.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology, Mobility

Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT)
TechTarget (WhatIs.com)
February 11, 2019
The term for AI support of IoT (AIoT) is just beginning to become part of the ICT lexicon as the possibilities for the former adding value to the latter are only limited by the imagination.

AI adds value to IoT through machine learning and improved decision making. IoT adds value to AI through connectivity, signaling, and data exchange.

While early solutions are rather monolithic, it is anticipated that AIoT integration within businesses and industries will ultimately lead to more sophisticated and valuable inter-business and cross-industry solutions. These solutions will focus primarily upon optimizing system and network operations as well as extracting value from industry data through dramatically improved analytics and decision making processes.

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Tags: AI, Digital Disruption, IoT

Got Assets?
ISE Magazine
January 01, 2019
The asset tracking ecosystem is rapidly transforming from the early days of fixed asset monitoring and functional assessment via rudimentary Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technologies. A new environment is developing in which assets may be portable or highly mobile with varying asset sizes, uses cases, and industries.

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Tags: IoT, Mobility, Supply Chain

The Evolution of Mobile Positioning
Directions Magazine
August 22, 2007
Evaluation of current location technology and evolution of position determination and location management. Includes discussion of authorization, authentication, and accounting as well as privacy.

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Tags: Mobility, Privacy

Pros and Cons of Public Access Wireless LANs
Faulkner Information Services
March 15, 2002
Analysis of players, technologies, and approaches to offering public Internet access via a wireless local area network. Includes assessment of current offerings, state of the market, and future prospects.

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Tags: Mobility, Future of Work

Public Wireless LAN Access
Faulkner Information Services
February 24, 2002
With trends such as remote and “teleworking” as well as business travel on the increase, the need for public access to various data applications such as corporate LAN and file servers is also on the rise. One such solution for mobile professionals is public access to Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN).

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Tags: Future of Work, Mobility

Face-off: W-CDMA versus 3XRTT
Faulkner Information Services
September 17, 2001
Comparative analysis of two different 3G wireless data technologies. Includes evaluation of evolutionary path and key standards and solutions including General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE), 1XRTT, and 3XRTT.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Mobility

Bluetooth: State of the Marketplace
Faulkner Information Services
July 13, 2001
Overview of Bluetooth technology (how it works, capabilities, interfaces, etc.) and discussion of how the technology has been used and likely to be used in the future.

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Tags: Emerging Technology

Telecom Platform Services
Faulkner Information Services
July 11, 2001
Evaluation of database related telecom services including prepaid, caller ID, directory assistance, etc.

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Tags: Emerging Technology

Telemetry Applications
Faulkner Information Services
April 25, 2001
Technology analysis and evaluation of applications including Asset Monitoring, Health Care Monitoring, Premises Security Monitoring, Meter Reading, Traffic Control, Vehicle Performance Monitoring, Intelligent Highways, and more.

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Tags: Mobility, Supply Chain

Wireless Internet Appliances
Faulkner Information Services
January 10, 2001
Evaluation of wireless Internet devices, access, operating systems, and data communications including WAP, SIM Application Toolkit, Mobile Station Application Execution Environment, Windows, Palm, Symbian, and i-Mode. Analysis of leading players, applications, and market outlook.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Mobility

Wireless Infrastructure Technologies
Faulkner Information Services
December 31, 2000
Trends analysis and assessment of wireless infrastructure including cellular, WiFi, satellite and other technologies. Investigation into prospects for wireless WAN, LAN, and PANs.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Mobility

WAP vs. iMode: Which will Win the Standards War?
Faulkner Information Services
December 03, 2000
Comparative analysis of wireless data technologies and solutions.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Mobility

Wireless Web
Faulkner Information Services
July 23, 2000
Trends assessment of wireless Web technologies, devices, solutions, players, and future outlook.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Mobility

Wireless Telecommunications Market Trends
Faulkner Information Services
March 16, 2000
Analysis of current trends in wireless services, players, and future outlook for the industry.

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Tags: Mobility

Wholesale Carrier Services Market Trends
Faulkner Information Services
December 01, 1999
Analysis of telecom and Internet B2B service provider trends including new business models, impact of deregulation, new players, and growing competition for customers.

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Tags: Digital Disruption

Bluetooth Initiative
Faulkner Information Services
August 03, 1999
Analysis of Ericsson's Bluetooth, comparable technologies, and potential future use cases.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Mobility

3 Books
Mobile Positioning and Location Management with GPS, Terrestrial Positioning, Non-cellular (RFID and WiFi) Positioning, and Managing Location Information
Mind Commerce
April 01, 2005
Many people do not understand the underlying technologies necessary to position wireless devices, render the raw positioning data into usable location information, manage location information, place the information into context through Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and the issues associated with the use of location information by consuming LBS applications.

This publication provides the reader with an easy to understand, step-by-step approach to location determination and management - crucial knowledge for exploiting location as a value-added service enabler for mobile communications.

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Tags: Mobility

Yes 2 Prepay
Mobile Lifestreams
August 01, 2001
Provides a working knowledge of the technical and business issues associated with formulating strategy, planning, deploying and operating prepaid wireless solutions.

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Tags: Mobility

Wireless Intelligent Networking
Artech House
October 31, 2000
Introduction to intelligent network (IN) concepts, technology, and applications for use in mobile communications networks. It helps assure success in bringing new services to market by clearly explaining the technology, relevant standards, marketability concerns, product development issues, and even evolutionary trends.

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Tags: Mobility

1 Conference Publication
The Future of Location Based Technologies and Privacy
Mobile Monday
July 18, 2011
Evaluation of location determination technologies, carrier and third-party practices, and related privacy issues and concerns. Includes discussion of major players, solutions, market trends and outlook.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Mobility, Privacy

4 Panels
Edge Computing Driven Transformation of Data, Management, and Applications
NetEvents
October 04, 2019
Edge computing is poised to fundamentally transform everything from application management to data processing. An entire new ecosystem will emerge in which edge computing enabled applications will be provisioned and administered. This will involve many tools such as APIs and potentially an open development model in which app developers may access edge data and software for both application creation as well as various OSS/BSS functions.

In terms of data management, the emerging ecosystem will involve management of local, real-time data as well as post-processing in centralized core cloud infrastructure. This multi-cloud environment will add complexity to overall infrastructure management, but at the same time will also provide the basis for much more flexible services creation and operation.

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Tags: Data Center, Innovation, IoT

Blockchain & AI: The Next Gen Battleground for Cybersecurity
Jaymie Scotto & Associates
April 18, 2019
With the onslaught of IoT and the growing reliance on AI-driven processes, networks and machines, cybersecurity is a critical concern. Enter blockchain, a distributed ledger that allows for public, decentralized transactions without the need for third-party intervention. Since the interaction is public, blockchain technology is often described not just as ‘reliable’, but also as ‘incorruptible infrastructure’. Is blockchain the next battleground arena for preventing cyberattacks?

Watch the roundtable to learn what the latest developments and deployment timelines are and what we can expect in the year ahead in network security, blockchain and AI developments.

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Tags: AI, Blockchain, Cybersecurity

End-to-End M2M Security Solutions
Consumer Electronics Show
January 11, 2018
Panel discussion about cybersecurity solutions for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and Internet of Things (IoT) networks and systems. Discussion included use of emerging technologies such as blockchain.

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Tags: Blockchain, Cybersecurity, IoT

Implementing Standards, Frameworks, and Tackling Data Security & Privacy Issues
Informa
February 11, 2016
As part of the IoT Data Analytics & Visualization Summit, the first dedicated event to tackle and showcase the ways in which companies can evolve their strategy and focus from just connecting things to capturing insights in order to achieve true value from IoT, the panel discussed:

· Setting standards and creating frameworks to protect IoT data and to manage key privacy concerns

· What new privacy, ethical and security concerns does this pose?

· Addressing the gaps in a legal and regulatory framework governing consumer protection and data: How can this hinder developments moving forward? Why is privacy regulation lagging?

· Impact of IoT on cybersecurity and vice versa

· Should companies be reducing the amount of data collected by IoT devices have?

· Should companies be increasing transparency and providing consumers with a choice to opt-out of data collection?

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Tags: Big Data, IoT, Privacy

1 Speaking Engagement
Objective Framework for Evaluating Spam Analytics Providers
Mind Commerce
September 25, 2019
Discussion about how the industry needs to rally behind an objective framework to successfully evaluate solutions to mitigate unwanted robocalls and allow wanted calls such as those from businesses.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Management, Risk Management

1 Visiting Lecturer
Digital Commerce Perspectives from Mind Commerce
Boston College
January 21, 2019
This presentation and discussion was provided by invitation to Mind Commerce by the Boston College, Carroll School of Management, primarily for the benefit of MBA students. Both parties have agreed to make it publicly available so long as both Mind Commerce and Boston College are recognized.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Management

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