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Dr Dean Anthony Gratton is a technology futurist and columnist

Dean has worked 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 solution architecture. As such, Dean has created prototypes and developed new products for the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Industry 4.0 (IIoT); the Smart Home, Smart Cities and the Smart Metering sectors. He has worked with technologies to include Bluetooth, NFC/RFID, ZigBee, Wi-Fi and EnOcean. His wireless research work has been patented.

Dean was a former Editor of the Specification of the Bluetooth System: Profiles. 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 MediaTechnically

Speaking and 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; an MSc Software Engineering and has a Doctorate in Telecommunications. 

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a technology futurist & columnist