is a bestselling author and columnist
Dean has worked extensively within the wireless communications/telecoms R&D industry and has an accomplished career in software engineering, software/solution architecting and technical project management. He has developed real-time embedded and Windows device driver software, provided software architecture and has managed teams across several new product developments for the IoT/M2M; the Smart Grid/Metering/M2M energy industry: SMETS1/2, DECC; home/commercial and industrial automation; infotainment, automotive; mobile (cellular) phones; VoIP, DVB, IPTV, DigitalTV, broadband; Femtocells; Bluetooth wireless technology, Wi-Fi; ZigBee/Z-Wave technology and NFC. 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 where Dean shares his thoughts and challenges on broadcast technology and wireless industry news, opinions, and gossip.
Dean holds a BSc (Hons) Psychology and a Doctorate in Telecommunications.
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