David A. Smith

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David A. Smith

Leading Global Futurist

David Smith is Chief Executive of Global Futures and Foresight - a strategic futures research organisation. Smith’s 30 year diverse business career has seen him become recognisable as a leading futurist and strategic thinker.

Smith prepares views of the future on many topics including travel and tourism industry, the world insurance markets and visions for government, food, real estate, information technology and communications industries.

Smith has worked with many of the world's largest… 

David Smith is Chief Executive of Global Futures and Foresight - a strategic futures research organisation. Smith’s 30 year diverse business career has seen him become recognisable as a leading futurist and strategic thinker.

Smith prepares views of the future on many topics including travel and tourism industry, the world insurance markets and visions for government, food, real estate, information technology and communications industries.

Smith has worked with many of the world's largest organisations and government bodies as well as academic institutions and industry associations. He has advised many EU governments on strategic research investment decisions. His many clients are among some of the largest and most prestigious firms and organisations around the globe, including NATO, European Commission, Phillips, Microsoft, Seimens, Unisys, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, and Heinz.

His insights have stimulated 'out-of-the-box' thinking and led many to embrace change and prepare innovative strategies to renew themselves and generate new growth. In his 30 year business career Smith has held senior management positions in both large and small organisations. He has been involved in public sector, commercial and financial markets and has held sales, marketing and general management positions in companies such as the UK based DRG group and Unisys. Whilst at Unisys he held the position of Strategic Marketing Director for their US$2bn global financial services business.

Smith is a regular international conference speaker and writer, and a passionate believer that we are not victims of what the future might hold if we prepare ourselves in advance. He has addressed over 180 conferences and events in 25 countries on 5 continents.

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