David’s involvement with Innosect began from a deep, shared interest in understanding and enabling collective behavior for the purposes of driving sustainable, social-based innovation.
He is the CEO and co-founder of IIIJ and the co-chair and co-founder of the i4j Innovation for Jobs Summit together with Vint Cerf. He was the co-founding executive director of the Center for Innovation and Communication at Stanford University, a co-founding director of a Swedish-Israeli R&D fund for mobile services supporting 20 consortia.
As director of an innovation foundation he administrated an endowment of >$300M. He screened and supported over 100 quality controlled R&D projects between industry and colleges for >$50M. He designed and oversaw all communication strategies. He has been publisher and editor.
David is regularly invited as an expert to the World Economic Forum and was one of the WEF Innovation 100 in 2009. He is an adjunct/visiting professor in Estonia, Israel, Germany and Mexico. He has a PhD. in computational physics and electron spectroscopy.
His other specialties include: innovation, science, narrative sciences, strategy, management, partnerships, international networking, entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, and branding.