Dwight C. Olson, CLP



Dwight C. Olson, is a Certified Licensing Professional, Director IP Licensing at EXEN Technologies, a Business Advisor at CONNECT, and founder of V3Data.  Dwight was a founder of Data Securities International (DSI) acquired by Iron Mountain Inc. the world’s largest record management company in 1997.  Mr. Olson has over 40 years of experience in computer software commercialization. He began his career in the research and development of supercomputers, parallel processing systems and related application architectures in the 60's and 70’s.

Mr. Olson is called the “father of technology escrow” and writes and speaks on the topics of technology escrow as a business tool, valuation of software, trusted third parties in licensing, IP, and about securities firms using only electronic records. He has been involved in the start-up of several software companies as well as serves on the board of several companies.

Mr. Olson is past President of the Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc, a former President of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) USA and Canada, and he served as chair of the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) IP valuation committee. As an international delegate to LESI he served as a voting member of the Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) of ICANN. He was an associate member of the American Bar Association's Electronic Commerce Law and Information Security Committee working on the ABA’s Digital Signature Guidelines.

Mr. Olson received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and teaching credentials from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Mr. Olson new book The Long Journey to Software Valuation is now available.

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