Artists, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs Episode 2: Paul Dhillon, XiDAS

In episode 2 of Artists, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs (ae2), we speak with Paul Dhillon, a serial entrepreneur who is now CEO of XiDAS, a cutting-edge company focused on producing micro-scale solutions for industrial, life-tech, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

During our discussion, Paul shares details of his unique story, from growing up in London as part of a family of entrepreneurs to being laid off from his first job as an RF design engineer to going on to build multiple successful tech companies in the US. He also provides insight and mentorship to those who are considering making the leap into starting their own company based on his 30 years of executive and technical experience in sensors, aerospace, and the test and measurement industries.

If you are unfamiliar with ae2, this Web-series from Hiller Measurements is a long-form interview-style program that explores thought leaders at the “business end” of companies, creative works, and research. In each episode, Hiller Measurements’ President Jeff Olsen explores the creative drive, personal motivations, and stories of perseverance of visionaries who are still “in the hunt.”

Through ae2, our aim is to find the business model in the engineering mind, the drive and technique a gifted artist is developing, and the impact for good that outweighs the personal risk taken on by bold business creators. Overall, the goal of our series is to inspire viewers to step out, build, and create.

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