Thomas J Erickson is the Director of Technical Operations for the Personal Connected Health Alliance, where he is responsible for focusing members’ domain expertise towards development and promotion of the Continua Design Guidelines and the Test & Certification Program. He also engages with key industry organizations to ensure continued alignment with underlying standards and specifications. Mr. Erickson has over 20 years’ experience developing and implementing test solutions for products ranging from mobile devices to cryogenic launch vehicles. He holds a Master of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.
Prior to joining the PCHAlliance team Mr. Erickson was President and CEO of the CDMA Certification Forum where he led the development and deployment of a worldwide test and certification scheme to ensure conformity and interoperability of mobile devices. He served on the Global Certification Forum board of directors while merging these two organizations.
As Vice-President of Product Management at Qualcomm Technologies, Mr. Erickson was a key member of the team that helped launch CDMA mobile technology to the world and make it successful. This included chairing a CTIA working group to develop and implement a regional test & certification scheme for the North American market.