Dr Dean Anthony Gratton is a technology influencer, analyst and futurist. He is also a columnist for Technically Speaking where he dispels the rumours, gossip and hype surrounding new technology. He is a passionate thought leader in his field with a social reach of over 2.5M. Dean continues to provide an authoritative published and vocal presence and has an unregulated passion for technology to include AI, ML, IoT, IIoT, BigData, SmartHomes, SmartMeters, Energy, DigitalTransformation and much more.
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 IoT, Big Data and Industry 4.0 (IIoT); the Smart Home and Smart Cities; the Smart Metering and M2M sectors. He has worked with technologies such as LoRa/SigFox, Powerline, Bluetooth, ZigBee, Wi-Fi; EnOcean, Z-Wave and NFC/RFID.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.