Shawn Dehpanah is Vice President of corporate partnership & Innovation at Plug and Play. Mr. Dehpanah is highly accomplished, agile Market Strategy Executive and take-charge leader who quickly overcomes pro t and growth challenges with over 25 years’ experience by leveraging entrepreneurial drive and market acumen for success in new market ventures and tech firms. He started his career in Silicon Valley as a software engineer before transitioning to sales, marketing, and business development roles at both startups and firmly established multinational companies (e.g. Samsung Semiconductor, Hitachi, Panasonic, Alta Vista, etc.) With more than 10 years of overseas working experience, he has a strong understanding of technology & innovation ecosystems in Asia Paci c, EMEA, and South America regions. Mr. Dehpanah received his bachelor’s degree in Math and Computer Science from University of California, San Jose.