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David Smith

Advisor Austin, Texas Area, US

Business Leader, Futurist, Keynote Speaker & Wicked Problem Solver. Mr. Smith was named one of the seven top global futurists

Business Leader, Futurist, Keynote Speaker & Wicked Problem Solver. Mr. Smith was named one of the seven top global futurists

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CEO HBMG Inc. February 2008 - September 2013
Technology Transfer & Planning Manager Sematech 1987 - 1993
President Social Care July 2013 - present
CEO Strategic Pathways May 1993 - present
CEO HBMG, Inc. February 2008 - September 2013
Vice President Consulting, Alliances, & Education Technology Futures Inc. 1993 - 2008
Technology Transfer & Planning Manager SUNY Poly SEMATECH 1987 - 1993
Communications Mgr. MCC 1983 - 1987
Asst. Dean Univ. of Texas 1976 - 1983


The University of Texas at Austin Communications 1973 - 1977

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Advisor With
  • • Healthtech
Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Healthcare

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Key Accomplishments

David is a business leader who excels at innovation and leading companies and teams to achieve great results. He is a futurist, high tech manager and technologist with over 30 years of experience. Products he designed have been chosen to launch at DEMO and he excels at incubating emerging technology and market strategy for next-generation products & services.. He is an expert at relating these emerging trends to the specific interests of clients and providing a future-focused analysis of what developments and opportunities can be expected in the near and more distant future in a particular industry or organization.
He leads companies, delivers consulting and research services that focus on the broad, emerging trends of the technological future. He delivers presentations and keynote addresses at industry conferences and events, leadership meetings, and universities around the world.

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Darrel Raynor
Member, Mentors Guild and Past President (pro bono), Austin IIBA Chapter.
Vision, reach, and constantly scanning the horizon.

Preston L. James, II
Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR), The University of Texas at Austin, Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal.

Philip Wheat
CTO/Co-Founder, Drone Labs, LLC
He has vast experience in many diverse areas.

Mark Richmond
They're my mentor  •  Volunteer Chair & Secretary, Hygge Holding, Inc..
He is very communicative and passionate and all that he does