Dr Dave Richards helps enterprises achieve their full potential for all kinds of innovation – including new product development, technology applications, business improvement, customer engagement, and open innovation.
His approach is to improve strategic focus, customer centricity, team motivation and cohesion, and innovation leadership capabilities. He has a highly successful track record of driving growth of market share, profitability, valuations, and organizational capacity for value creation. He directly lead the creation of $ Billions of shareholder value as a globally responsible senior executive with Nortel Networks and Oracle Corporation, playing a key role in commercializing the early internet. He is a globally recognized innovation thought-and-practice leader, author, speaker, entrepreneur, and co-founder of the MIT Innovation Lab. According to Roger Lacey, former Chief Strategy Officer of 3M, Dave’s highly acclaimed book, The Seven Sins of Innovation: A Strategic Model for Entrepreneurship, “elevates the thinking on this crucial subject to the highest level”. Dave is a ‘Canadian-American Brit’, working globally, and living primarily in Buckinghamshire, UK with his wife and youngest children.