David is now speaking on Finding A Better Way tailoring client events incorporating its unique insights for specific messaging about globalisation, organisations, communities and families.

David knows his topic exceptionally well, making him a compelling public speaker and workshop facilitator, having contributed to many global industry events, client offsites and student events.

David has 30 and 45-minute keynotes. Some examples are below. David is warm, insightful, relevant with a professional dry wit and integrates simple images with storytelling in his keynotes and workshops. 



Potential outcomes are eroded by the work people continue to do that is no longer relevant or will be soon.

Employees have been conditioned to attract and attach themselves to work; scandals within industries have created more work; organisations have spent and continue to invest in work-spaces and digital workplaces; businesses have ‘physical spaces’ like stores and ‘digital places’ such as apps or websites; and employees often interact with these ‘digital experiences’ in very traditional and manual ways — these are just some of the circumstances that have added to the work of employees.


There is an imbalance of thinking within organisations as they focus on common initiatives across their organisations rather than the specifics of the work within their organisations. This keynote explains how people can profiles work within organisations and how this links this to their digital potential.


The approach establishes if the mindset to work within an organisation is:

  • Undertaking — individual and reactive traditional work

  • Lounging — a collective community that is comfortable with the work

  • Solo Exploring —individuals choosing to explore options for work in isolation

  • Making Meaning — an organisation with a greater purpose and contemporary work.


The importance of employees in determining the nature of their work and any remediation is the key to shifting the organisation. Their involvement will change and then sustain the organisation, enabling a constant state of transition and potentially averting significant transformations.

You’ll walk away with;

  • An understanding of why pointless work still occurs in organisations.

  • Set the conditions to stop and avoid non-value adding work in the future.

  • Establish the foundations for valuable work.

Suited to;

  • Communities who are wanting their people to think more and do less.



Imagine having digital-2020 hindsight for the 2020s! This keynote establishes the sensible foundational steps for an organisation to realise its digital potential.


Are you getting your hands dirty? This English saying has two meanings:

  • ‘If you get your hands dirty, you become involved in something where the realities might compromise your principles’.

  • ‘It can also mean that a person is not just stuck in an ivory tower dictating strategy but is prepared to put in the effort and hard work to make the details actually happen’.


The keynote helps avoid the first and enable the second. In the context of this keynote, ‘DIRTY’ is an acronym for:

  • Digital: Consider what your digital business model is and how you are differentiating in a digital world.

  • Innovation: What lessons can you learn from the past and how can you make them part of your future?

  • Risk: The practice and culture of risk and how this can help reduce the probability of a catastrophe and avoid situations ‘where the realities might compromise your principles’.

  • Technology: What needs to be in place for credibility and confidence?

  • You: How your past experiences prejudice your future and what your mindset is.


The keynote is a ladder of steps working backwards by starting with you and your organisation’s mindset.


You’ll walk away with;

  • A structured framework that your people can apply to digital initiatives.

  • Insights and practical action to be applied within each step of the ladder.

  • Digital IQ, why building an app is not digital and how digital business works.


Suited to;  

  • Communities seeking inspiration into how they consider and realise their digital potential.

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Teams are stretched and often have an increasing backlog of demand. This keynote introduces a range of tactics for managing during this period.


Technology teams can have a strategic approach without a current strategy by focusing on three areas (with % of focus):

  • Fundamentals First (40–60%)

  • Simplicity (30–40%)

  • Enabling Innovation (10–20%).


Often after engaging and agreeing on priorities with the organisation, the technology team is at risk of engaging based on initiatives and not collective outcomes. A simple Digital Aspirations and Readiness of Technology (DART) assessment can help drive an ongoing capability conversation within an organisation, improving decision-making. The DART, when integrated with analogies, can demystify the complexity of technology for non-technical executives.


The keynote concludes with how a savvy approach to innovation, incorporating task simplification, processes, intelligent data, digital basics, partners and people, can achieve a range of relevant, quality outcomes.


You’ll walk away with;

  • A technology strategy that works when you don’t have a strategy.

  • How to simply explain technology to non-technology executives.

  • How consistent, simple actions and initiatives build credibility.


Suited to;  

  • Technology executives and their teams who are wanting some practical guidance.