Dean Jones is a Senior Service Delivery Manager of Microsoft’s Worldwide Services Group where he helps Microsoft’s enterprise customers with Strategic Growth and Service Delivery Planning. Formerly, Dean was a Director of Channels for a Unified Communications Security & Cloud Strategy Company for Trustworthy Computing at Sipera Systems; where he was responsible for managing, marketing and corporate communications that spanned Sipera’s products and cloud services as they relate to security, privacy and reliability. Dean also served as a member of the cybersecurity teams during his tenure at both Cisco Systems and IBM Corp. His expertise ranges across security incident response (engineering and communications), threat intelligence and malware protection, security strategy, operations and development.
Among other things, Dean is a driven community activist and impassioned advocate, who builds alliances with everyone; fights for issues that affect our quality of life, and makes communities stronger. Dean has been involved in the community in many different ways. He is a Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and currently holds the office of Asst. Dir of Guide Right for his local chapter and currently serves as the Assistance Chairperson of the STEM / STEAM Initiative for the Nation Guide Right Committee of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Dean currently serves on the board of the Richardson Plano Guide Right Foundation as Parliamentarian. Dean currently sits on the board of the Center for Student Professional Development at Grambling State University – College of Business. Dean has held the office of Polemarch and Vice Polemarch while residing in Bermuda. Dean has actively been and is currently involved in Youth Mentorship programs through the following organizations: Guide Right Foundation (current - Kappa League – Frisco, TX), Kappa Kamp, Big Brothers & Big Sister (past service -Bermuda Chapter), and Black Data Processors Association (current Dallas Chapter) Blacks at Microsoft (current BAM Dallas & National Chapters).
In his early years of his career, Dean served in several roles including Sales Engineer, Sales Director, Business Development Manager / Consultant, and Engagement Manager. Dean has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences around the world including the US, Caribbean, South Africa and Bermuda. Mr. Jones has spoken at the Women of Color Conference as a Panelist: Topic- Social Media Trends, Predictions, and Security Challenges that Impact Your Work and Life, Tech Panelist Bayou Classic: Microsoft Business Direction and Corporate Culture, Social Networking Trends, Security and Hiring Practices and many others.
Dean earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree at Grambling State University and has taken executive management programs in the business programs of Microsoft Corporation, Marriott Corporation, Cisco Systems Inc. and IBM. Below is a list of Industry Related Teams he currently serves or has served on in the past:
• Microsoft Elite Member – Global User Acceptance Testing Team
• Microsoft 4Skills4 Africa Volunteer
• The Cisco Cyber Terrorism and Physical Security Teams
• Cisco Smarter Real Estate Team
• Cisco Service Provider Team
• Cisco Telcordia Team (OSS / BSS)
• IBM Smarter Supply Chain & Logistics Team
• IBM Smarter Real Estate Team
• IBM Service Provider Team
• IBM Smarter Hospitality Team
• IBM Smarter Retail and CPG Teams
• IBM Cyber Terrorism and Physical Security Teams