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Chris Pearson is the President of 5G Americas. In his executive role, he is responsible for the overall planning of the organization and providing management for the integration of strategy and operations in the areas of technology, marketing, public relations, and regulatory affairs. As President of 5G Americas (formerly called 4G Americas), Chris represents the organization's Market Representation Partner interests within the 3rd Generation Partnership Program (3GPP) organization.
Chris led the organization from its inception in 2001 as the 3GPP family of technologies market share grew from 10% in 2001 to more than 93% in North, Central, and South America. He came to the organization from the Universal Wireless Communications Consortium (UWCC) where he served as Executive Vice President in charge of the strategic executive management of the global TDMA wireless technology consortium. Prior to joining the UWCC, Chris held several senior technical and marketing positions at AT&T Wireless and GTE.
With more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Chris is a recognized spokesperson in mobile wireless and 5G technology trends and has spoken at technology conferences throughout the world including CES, Mobile World Congress, CTIA Super Mobility, LTE World, 5G World North America, and 5G Forum USA.
He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University and a Bachelor of Arts degree with emphasis in Marketing and Finance from the University of Washington.