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Dean is a versatile business and technology leader, innovationist, and market development expert who has worked at the leading edge of innovation for two decades in Canada and the U.S. in enterprise sales, marketing, product management, and startup incubation and acceleration.
Currently immersed in two of the world’s most profound transformative technologies – artificial intelligence and quantum computing – Dean works with key stakeholders throughout Fujitsu’s global operations to accelerate Fujitsu’s AI and quantum-inspired Digital Annealer lines of business into international markets. In this role, Dean is regularly on the front lines with customers and partners driving digital transformation and technology adoption discussions.
Previously, Dean was on the founding team of Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster and served as an Executive in Residence with Bioenterprise Corporation – a Canadian agri-tech accelerator. Earlier at InnovateBC, he led development and was Managing Director of the BC Acceleration Network and Venture Acceleration Program. A pillar of British Columbia’s and Canada’s innovation ecosystem, it has served over 2000 startups in British Columbia and generated in excess of $150 million in angel and venture capital funding to client companies.
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