Dion is WaveOptics’ newest recruit. He joins the team as Vice President of Business Development, a role that will make him WaveOptics’ first overseas employee when he opens the new WaveOptics office in the San Francisco Bay Area in early 2017.
Dion is a new technology specialist, having spent his career working with pioneering technologies. Most recently he was Head of New Business Development at Telefonica Digital, based in the UK, but he is also a veteran of working with startups in the US. Dion has also worked on secondments of various lengths in Australia, Central Europe, South America and Russia.
For Dion, joining WaveOptics was an easy decision. “I’m passionate about new technology and Augmented Reality is about as exciting as it gets. WaveOptics is an amazing company which is at the forefront of pioneering waveguide technology. I don’t believe there is another company out there who can do what we can do. It’s an incredible time to be joining and the interest from other companies in the application of our technology is almost unprecedented in my experience.”
Dion has a busy time ahead. Aside from relocating to the US and establishing WaveOptics’ presence on the West Coast of America, Dion is also building relationships with some of the world’s biggest corporations. “WaveOptics has managed to achieve the holy grail of Augmented Reality: a display with a large field of view, in full colour which is scalable and can be adapted to a myriad of form factors. That’s the reason that many of the world’s leading technology companies are turning to WaveOptics. It’s fair to say we are no longer the best kept secret in AR!”
Prior to his time at Telefonica Digital, Dion was Senior Director of Business Development at Brightstar, based in the US, where he worked on many CEO led projects including those driven by the Softbank Sprint deal. He joined Brightstar from Lightsquared, a multi-million dollar start-up, where he was Vice President Devices, responsible for the commercialisation and market-readiness of devices for all partners on the Lightsquared network.
Find out more about Dion here: www.linkedin.com/in/dionprice