David is a technology leader who first started businesses during the dotcom boom of the late 1990s. Following the dotcom crash he spent 10 years as a Public Sector sales executive at IBM and attending London Business School. In 2013 he formed software company KnowNow Information with schoolfriend and tech guru Chris Cooper.
Raised in Waterlooville, he has worked with cities around the world on innovative IT projects. These include the provision of interactive services to deprived estates in London, the digital preservation of historical assets in Wales and the design of information services for the new financial district in Kuala Lumpur.
These days, David is often found designing chatbot systems, mapping business processes and seeking efficiencies through automation - something that he has brought to the table already for the business and enterprise team at Shaping Portsmouth. For his contribution to the creation of the Portsmouth based Business Support Bank, he was joint recipient of the 2018 Shaping Volunteer of the Year award.