is a technology futurist and columnist
Dean has worked extensively within the wireless and telecommunications R&D industry where, in his early career, he developed real-time embedded and Windows device driver software, and later moved to providing software and solution architecture. As such, Dean has created prototypes and developed new products for the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Industry 4.0; the Connected/Smart Home/Cities and Commercial automation; the Smart Metering and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) industries; the infotainment and automotive sectors; and he has worked with technologies such as LoRa/SigFox, Powerline, Bluetooth, ZigBee, Wi-Fi; EnOcean, Z-Wave and NFC/RFID; as well as VoIP, DVB, IPTV, DigitalTV and Femtocells.
His wireless research work has been patented.
Dean was a former Editor of the Specification of the Bluetooth System: Profiles, v1.1 (the original specification). He has participated in defining the initial Bluetooth Personal Area Networking profiles, and was active in the Near Field Communication (NFC) technical and marketing committees.
He is also a technology author and a popular columnist for Skype in Media, Technically Speaking and Telecoms.com. Dean is a passionate thought leader in his field and continues to provide an authoritative published and vocal presence within the broadcast technology and wireless communications industry.
Dean holds a BSc (Hons) Psychology and a Doctorate in Telecommunications.
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