Dean Douglas

Vice President, Telecommunications Industry, IGS Americas, IBM Global Services, IBM Corp.

At IBM, Dean Douglas' team is focused on providing a broad set of services to both fixed line and wireless carriers. Key initiatives that Douglas and his team have focused on include managing customer care for U.S.-based wireless carriers, developing new network infrastructures to support wireless data deployments, rapid product development platforms for carriers and developing new and innovative WiFi strategies.

Before joining IBM, he spent seven years with Motorola in a number of roles that included global management of business development for Motorola's cellular infrastructure group. Before leaving Motorola, he was general manager of Invisix, a Cisco/Motorola joint venture created to exploit emerging wireless IP technology.

In his eight-year involvement with the telecommunications industry, Douglas has played a pivotal role in developing many of Motorola's wireless data and wireless cellular initiatives. While based in London, he managed marketing and business development for Motorola's cellular infrastructure group in
Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In this position, he helped drive adoption of GPRS and UMTS through a series of marketing initiatives and new ventures related to both infrastructure as well as enabling applications. Prior to moving to Europe, Douglas managed Motorola's enterprise wireless data business in the Americas.