Dean Freeman has 17 years of experience as a VP of Research with Gartner’s semiconductor group focusing on the Internet of Things (IoT) agenda. Dean led Gartner’s IoTCenter of Excellence with a focus on smart building, smart cities and lighting. He headed the IoT semiconductor forecast and has been working with end users and vendors in developing their business cases and go-to-market strategies for their smart city initiatives and offerings. Mr. Freeman also directed multiple aspects of Gartner’s research in semiconductor manufacturing to forecast market share, size and growth of all semiconductor process equipment. Dean also has extensive research experience and knowledge in consumer and industrial IoT endpoint markets.