David is a strategic futurist who helps organisations better prepare for the future.
David is recognised as a leading strategic futurist who combines the experience gained from a 35 year IT and business career with strategic visioning to help organisations better prepare for the future. His career has spanned European and US corporations and he has worked in commercial and financial markets. He recognises the importance of embracing new business models, technologies and opportunities as they present themselves and understands the challenges that these present to nations and organisations.
Before establishing GFF, he created and ran the Unisys Global Future Forum. Prior to this he was head of strategic marketing for their $2bn global financial services business.
International Keynote speaker and author
He is an international keynote speaker and author of many works on embracing change and the drivers of change. Recent publications launched in 2014 address change in the Insurance and banking industries, the changing role of the CIO, how the real estate markets and health and care markets are changing and the impact of new and emerging technologies.
About Global Futures and Foresight
Global Futures and Foresight (GFF) is a strategic futures research organisation. The aim of GFF is to develop views of the future to help their clients embrace change with more certainty, thereby releasing the full power of their creativity and innovation. GFF helps its clients to reduce their risk of being blindsided by change and to be better enabled to adapt to the fast changing world. GFF clients number some of the largest and most prestigious firms from around the world including: NATO, HSBC, Lloyds/TSB, RBS, Lloyds, More Than, e-sure, Kraft, Mars, Steria, CSC, Unisys, Cisco, Microsoft, Siemens, Equinix, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PWC, Royal Mail, Bausch & Lomb, Linpac, Kraft, Heinz, SAS airlines, Philips and many other businesses and academic institutions.
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