Joe Barrett is President of the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), the leading industry association representing mobile industry suppliers worldwide. GSA promotes and advocates the family of 3GPP technologies covering the evolution of 3G, 4G/LTE and 5G technologies as well as standardised LPWA technologies. GSA is also a partner of multiple industry associations including NGMN, GSMA, 3GPP, and the more recently formed European Automotive-Telecom Alliance (EATA) that is focused on autonomous and connected automotive projects in Europe.
Prior to becoming President of GSA, Joe worked at both Nokia and Qualcomm representing each company on the GSA Executive Committee and helped drive the mobile technology agenda to position GSA as the trusted global supplier’s voice in the industry.
Joe started his mobile career in 1985 and has worked in roles including business development, product marketing, marketing & communications, strategy and business planning, and was part of the 3G strategic business team at Nokia. Joe also led the European marketing activities at Flarion, who were the founding company for OFDMA technology, which is the foundation for 4G-LTE.
Joe holds an MSc. in Marketing from the University of Glamorgan and the CIM Advanced Diploma in Marketing.