Shawn Dehpanah

@ Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Innovation, Plug and Play Tech Center

Shawn Dehpanah is Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Innovation at Plug and Play Tech Center. Mr. Dehpanah is a highly accomplished, agile Market Strategy Executive, and take-charge leader who quickly overcomes profit and growth challenges with over 25 years of experience by leveraging entrepreneurial drive and market acumen for success in new market ventures and tech firms. He started his career in Silicon Valley as a software engineer before transitioning to sales, marketing, and business development roles at both startups and firmly established multinational companies (e.g. Samsung Semiconductor, Hitachi, Panasonic, Alta Vista, etc.) With more than 20 years of overseas working experience, he has a strong understanding of technology & innovation ecosystems in Asia Pacific, EMEA, and South America regions. Mr. Dehpanah received his bachelor’s degree in Math and Computer Science from the University of California, San Jose.