Mark Mortensen, PH.D., principal analyst for Communications Software and Domain Control and Orchestration services, works with Communications Service Providers and the vendors that provide them with software products and services. He works with OSS, BSS, and network software vendors on their ,market and messaging strategies with a focus on transition to cloud infrastructures and providing extreme automation with AI technologies. He also works with CSPs on their plans for digitalization of their operations and networks and with financial institutions considering M&A activities in the communications software market.
Dr. Mortensen’s goal for over 40 years has been to help clients identify and exploit their unique market and technical assets to position themselves in the market to their maximum business benefit for the near and long terms.
Mark has a technical background specifying, product managing and marketing a wide range of communications software as well as extensive market positioning and competitive response experience from his technical work at Bell Labs, CMO positions at several software vendors, and as a well-known telecoms software industry analyst.
He applies his knowledge to messaging and competitive positioning, communications, technology and market strategy via workshops, presentations, white papers and articles across a wide array of topics including digital transformation, transition to cloud native architectures, and automation of virtualized and physical networks. Mark’s deep understanding of markets, software technology, and networking provides him a broad, unique perspective.
Mark holds a MPhil and PhD in Physics from Yale University and a B.S. in physics from UMass Lowell. For over a decade he was also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell in the Manning School of Business, teaching strategic management and professional communications.