About Dean Anthony Gratton

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Dr Dean Anthony Gratton is a technology futurist and influencer. He has worked extensively within the wireless communications R&D industry where his wireless research work has been patented. Dean is a passionate thought leader in his field and continues to provide an authoritative published and vocal presence within IoT, IIoT, Smart Homes/Cities/Meters/Living/Energy, AI, Data, Cloud and Blockchain.

You can contact Dean and learn more about his work via deangratton.com. You can also follow him on Twitter (@grattonboy) to enjoy his risqué humour, witty shenanigans, social media and technology-related tweets.

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Posted by Dean Anthony Gratton on August 03, 2018

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Before I begin this month’s column, I just want to provide some background for those readers who have perhaps fortunately missed out on the story here in the UK regarding the EU referendum that took place back in June 2016. The British government took to the electorate and asked us to decide, “Do we want to remain part of Europe (the EU)?” In a shocking outcome, the British people decided to leave the EU and, as such, we now have a divided populous who want to remain in the EU whilst the majority, albeit minor, wish to leave, hence the definition, “remainers” and “leavers.” The British government ...

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You may have heard of it and seen the numerous stories that are causing panic across an industry who are still scratching their respective heads and wondering, “What do we do?" So, in this month’s column, I’m tackling a subject that affects individuals, businesses and companies alike in Europe and possibly the UK (since Brexit may well change a few things, but I’ll come back to that topic in a moment). Essentially, unless you’re a Mark Zuckerberg harvesting private data en masse and sharing it with third parties (allegedly) then you should be alright ...

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