Solutions Architect for Energy and Utilities, Internet of Things Group, Intel
Dean Samara-Rubio has been incubating technologies and defining Intel-based solutions for the energy market since 2006; including photovoltaics manufacturing, micro-inverter design, home energy management, and most recently active grid management. In the process he has collaborated with utilities around the world on live demonstration projects to highlight the ability for advanced computing and information technologies to support the evolution of the distribution grids in light of proliferating renewables, energy storage, and changes to consumer behavior. Dean has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied semiconductor nanostructures. Dean joined Intel as an embedded cache circuit designer in 1997, he was an early contributor to the Intel Silicon Photonics breakthroughs, worked on the development of Silicon-based MEMS, wearable sensing devices, and other new business initiatives at Intel before turning his focus to renewables and the grid.