With a background as an electronics engineer working on advanced military communications and later in telecommunications, David has experience in a variety of design, engineering management and leadership roles. He has worked throughout the whole product lifecycle – concept, innovation and R&D, design, product development, manufacturing – and in product marketing working with customers in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.
David is experienced in managing multi-disciplinary product development teams at multiple UK locations and overseas, as well as delivering strategic change of technology research facilities and processes.
Later, David worked for a large local authority, responsible for establishing programmes to support business start-up and growth, innovation, and export development, as well as working on significant transformation and commercialisation projects.
In 2018 David launched his own consultancy delivering coaching to SMEs in a variety of sectors, with a focus on strategic development for innovation and growth, marketing, and leadership development.
Everyone talks about the importance of innovation, but what do we really mean by the term, and how do we realise its potential in our businesses? This talk will look at how we can harness the value of innovation, avoid some common pitfalls, build innovation into our strategies and plans, and create an environment in our businesses where innovation can thrive.