David is the Chairman and co-founder of a number of high-growth Australian and New Zealand based technology companies. He is also a Director of PlaceSpeak international, a company delivering the world’s first geo-social online consultation platform for Government and industry. Prior to this, David was the 43rd Premier of the Australian State of Tasmania from 2008 until 2011 and Chief Information Officer and industry development specialist in the information technology and telecommunications sector.
Credited with switching on the first non-Telstra owned optic fibre backbone in Tasmania and celebrated for his work in promoting innovation and broadband infrastructure, The Australian named David as one of Australia's Top 50 most influential people in technology.
The Next Big Thing:
We’ve all heard of and to a large extent are living through the great digital disruption. Change is everywhere but more change is coming. In this engaging glimpse into the future David unpacks the next big five technological disruptions that business and government need to planning for. From additive manufacturing, augmented reality and autonomous vehicles to collaborative production and the genome revolution - everything has changed and is only going to change more.