Sanford Dickert (@sanford) has an eclectic background – harnessing the power of technology to address a multitude of business and societal problems. Treating technology more as an artistic medium to be worked with, Sanford has been delivering successful products and services in places as diverse as New York City, Silicon Valley, London and China — leveraging his gregarious nature, engineering background and teaching ability.
When asked to describe Sanford, he has been called “transformative product-focused CTO”, “a product expeditor” and “the ‘guy’ you need to get it done” – demonstrating his passion for great products for users. While working with Fortune 500 firms and other enterprises, his greatest impact has been in working with leading venture funds using his teaching skills to develop and grow teams into the innovative workforces they personally desire. Through his work, teams better understand and execute on customer-focused solutions through collaboration and cooperation — with the effective use of technology, performance metrics and product development/marketing.
Recently, Sanford founded OWLR Technologies focusing on the needs for users to have a private, secure solution for off-the-shelf home security cameras that gave them control through an enhanced, unified monitoring system for home and business.
Sanford also enjoys public speaking and teaching on topics ranging from technology, entrepreneurship, programming and leadership. Recently, he has spent much time in China discussing STEAM education and AI technologies.