Dr. Dean Bushey

Dr. Dean Bushey is the Vice President, Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business (GSIB), Americas. He has over 30 years of business, academic, and military leadership experience in energy, EVs, transportation, and mobility as a business leader, computer scientist, educator, commercial pilot, and autonomous and connected systems expert. He leads and directs GSIB America’s team in commercial development and business strategy across multiple verticals, emphasizing advanced digital solutions and data analytics. Within GSIB, we focus on co-creating the next-generation digital solutions, business models, and ecosystems with our customers and partners to drive economic, environmental, and societal value.

He is an internationally recognized expert in autonomous, connected, electric, and shared transportation systems across air, rail, freight, trucking, and shared system modalities. He has leadership experience in autonomous vehicles, served as a senior consultant to several large municipalities on their intelligent and connected transportation systems, and was instrumental in shaping the DoD’s worldwide, autonomous, and connected advanced flight systems.

Before joining Hitachi America, Ltd., he was the General Manager of Voyage, a self-driving car startup with a mission to super-charge communities with self-driving cars. In addition, he helped lead the operational deployment of self-driving vehicle technology in The Villages, FL.

In 2013, he retired from the U.S. Air Force, after 25 years of service, as a full Colonel, where he had extensive unmanned systems, aviation, and leadership experience. During his years of decorated service, he led international collations in autonomous systems and project management. He is also a Command Pilot with over 4500 hours of aircraft command flight experience, including instructor pilot qualifications and experience in seven different aircraft. A 1988 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Dean also holds a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Clemson University.