Sanford Dickert (@sanford) has an eclectic background – harnessing the power of technology to address a multitude of business and societal problems. Treating technology as an artistic medium to be applied/worked with, Sanford has been delivering successful products/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 he consults with Fortune 500 firms and other large enterprises, his greatest impact has been in working with leading venture funds and promising startups — often using his teaching skills to drive teams and organizations to take risks that they may normally not be comfortable with. His work helps teams better understand and execute on customer-focused solutions through 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.