Dean Ritz has been at Workiva for 6 years and is their Senior Director of Intellectual Property Strategy. Dean’s responsibilities include full responsibility for patent strategy, identifying patentable assets, and directing the drafting and prosecution of patent applications. Dean also advances the company’s data technology strategy and product planning, bringing to this 30+ years of technical and technical management experience across technologies and technical areas such as XBRL, object-oriented programming, data modeling, and artificial intelligence.
Dean received a BA from Hampshire College and MA in philosophy from the University of Montana. Dean also holds 3 patents, and is a co-author of or contributor to several books including: “Organizational Communication in an Age of Globalization: Issues, Reflections, Practices”, Waveland Press, 2010; “Just a Job?: Communication, Ethics, and Professional Life”, Oxford University Press, 2009; and “The Debate over Corporate Social Responsibility”, Oxford University Press, 2007.