Advisory Board Member Profile 2018
Areas of Expertise
Big Data Strategy, AI & Machine Learning, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, Driving Innovation with Big Data, Big Data Technologies & Infrastructure
Sean Burke is a 30 year veteran of the high tech market. Mr. Burke has held executive positions with world-class companies like Dell, Compaq, HP, Flextronics, and Nortek. Sean has built multiple technology-driven businesses from concept to scale.
Sean is currently the Vice President of Advanced Building Systems at Katerra and is responsible for delivering innovative connected solutions across processes and products throughout the company. Sean also leads the Katerra Artificial Intelligence (AI) Center of Competency that drives high levels of machine learning analytics throughout the company.
Prior to Katerra, Sean was CEO of Paladin Armor, a company developing a unique AI-based Autonomous home system. Paladin Armor was acquired by Katerra in 2017. Before Paladin Armor, Sean worked at AMD and led the Professional Graphics business which included GPU compute applications focused on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Blockchain solutions.
Sean held the position of President at Nortek Inc, responsible for leading the Technology Solutions Group of companies which included the Security & Control and Automation businesses.
Before Nortek, Sean was the President of FlexComputing, a division of Flextronics International, responsible for high-tech design and manufacturing of PCs, servers, and storage products, generating $6 billion in annual sales. Sean also led the creation of a separate company, IMERJ Ltd., that developed highly innovative Android smartphone products. The IMERJ team generated over 300 United States Patent filings over a two year period with over 220 granted.
Sean received a B.B.A. degree from the University of North Texas. Sean has also attended executive management programs at Harvard Business School and the London Business School.