Who is Sanford?
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 (like clay or oil paints), Sanford has been delivering successful products and services in New York City, Silicon Valley and London — leveraging his engineering background and teaching talents.
When describing Sanford, others have described him as a “transformative product-focused CTO”, “a product expeditor” and “the guy you need to get it done” – terms that demonstrate his passion of a product advocate and the technical skills of an engineer. While having experience in Fortune 500 firms and other large enterprises, his greatest impact has been in working with leading venture funds and promising start-ups — often using his teaching skills to drive an organization 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.
Since 2014, Sanford has been the Cofounder and Chief Bottle Washer of OWLR Technologies, providing a platform for bringing together off-the-shelf home security cameras into an enhanced, unified monitoring system for home and business. And yes, Sanford enjoys public speaking and teaching on topics ranging from technology, entrepreneurship, programming and leadership.