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Robert Dean

Global Business Transformation & Economic Business Development

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Robert (Bob) Dean is a global senior executive with proven expertise in leading organizations to transform businesses on a global basis. His business transformation success has been based on his holistic strategic approach of integrating business process assessment, organizational skill alignment, and the information technology provides. While business outcome focused, Mr. Dean has current expertise in digitization, the Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing, and other leading enabling technologies.

With over 25+ years of in-country international experience, he has lead business/digital transformation engagements and consulting services business units in all operating theaters. Mr. Dean is also engaged in EU/US economic business development with embassy and consulate relationships in several EU countries and the EU delegation in the US.

He was the Vice President, IBM Global Services, Senior Partner at BearingPoint management consultancy where he was responsible for building and leading the Manufacturing

and Supply Chain Management and IT Consulting Practices. This included working directly with global companies and governments across all manufacturing and retail industries worldwide. He also was the Executive Director, Manufacturing Industry Business Transformation at Cisco Systems, and has experience as Managing Director (UK), interim CEO, and senior executive with several world-class IT services, supply chain, sourcing and procurement consultancies. He is an advisor, confidant, and consultant to senior executives and management teams in the manufacturing, technology and consulting industries worldwide. He also speaks publicly on global business transformation, and the impact of technology on global business practices.

Mr. Dean has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Texas with a major area of study in business information systems. He is also a Certified IBM Global Services Business Transformation Consultant having led major business transformations in over 50 client companies across multiple industries around the world. And he is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the College of Business at The University of North Texas.


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