David A. Smith

David A. Smith
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  • Chief Executive GFF Global Futures and Foresight
    Keynote Speaker – Chair – Strategist

    David A. Smith is a Futurist and Founder of The GFF in London, UK. David challenges, informs and entertains his audiences on many of the key issues of the near future, in order to stimulate ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking to help generate new visions, strategies, products and services.

    David is the chief executive of Global Futures and Foresight (GFF). In his 30 year business career he has held senior management positions in large and small organizations. 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 The US Unisys corporation. Whilst at Unisys he held the position of Strategic Marketing Director for their $2bn global financial services business. He has advised the UK and EU governments on strategic research investment decisions. Since co-founding The Global Future Forum in 2000 and now Global Futures and Foresight, he has worked with many organisations such as The Henley Management Centre, University of Tampere – Finland, Reckitt Benckiser, Bausch & Lomb, KRAFT, Heinz, SAS Airlines, Siemens, CSC, Unisys, O2, Shirlaws, Reed Exhibitions, Royal Mail, LTSB, RBS, Royal&SunAlliance, West Bromwich Building Society, More Th>n and many other banks, building societies, insurance companies and industry associations such as the FSF (financial services), VMA (telecommunications), PIRA (packaging) and the AEO (Association of Exhibition Organizers) (events).

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