Dr. Dave RichardsCo-Founder & Innovation Director, Hyperloop Innovation
Co-Founder & Innovation Director
Dr. Dave Richards is a highly acclaimed consultant, speaker, author, entrepreneur and innovator. He improves how leaders and teams come together effectively to drive all forms of innovation – customer experience, business performance, and bottom line results. His 4 decades of experience spans commercial, public and non-profit sectors across many industries and technologies – though the common element is always people, and their individual psychology and collective culture, as manifested in behavior and performance.
Dr Dave directly led the creation of $ Billions of shareholder value as a globally responsible senior executive with Nortel Networks and Oracle Corporation. He is a globally recognized innovation thought-and-practice leader, and co-founder and lifetime member of the MIT Innovation Lab – engaging globally leading multinationals in sharing secret sauces and recipes for innovation. These insights are shared in his book, The Seven Sins of Innovation: A Strategic Model for Entrepreneurship – which “elevates the thinking on this crucial subject to the highest level” according to Roger Lacey, 3M’s Chief Strategy Officer. Dr Dave is a ‘Canadian-American Brit’, working globally, and living primarily in Buckinghamshire, UK with his family.