As co-founder of Symbian, and a veteran software engineer from Psion, David Wood was one of the pioneers of the smartphone industry. His software for UI and application frameworks has been included on 500 million smartphones from companies such as Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Fujitsu, Sharp, and Samsung.
He is now a futurist writer, speaker, and commentator. He chairs London Futurists, a meetup with over 4,000 members that holds regular in-depth discussions on technoprogressive and singularity topics. As principal of the independent consultancy Delta Wisdom, he advises clients around the world, including businesses and governments, on how to anticipate and guide the disruptive changes that lie ahead.
From 2010 to 2013, David was Technology Planning Lead (CTO) of Accenture Mobility. He also co-led Accenture’s “Mobility Health” business initiative.
David has a triple first class mathematics degree from Cambridge, and undertook doctoral research in the Philosophy of Science. In 2009 he was included in T3’s list of “100 most influential people in technology”. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) in London since 2005, a Director of Humanity+ since November 2013, and a Fellow of the IEET (Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies) since January 2015.
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