MiniTrends 2012 Conference Speaker – David Smith

MiniTrends Conference Speaker - David Smith, CEO, HBMG Inc. 

David Smith


Mr. David Smith joined the HBMG Inc. team as CEO in early 2008. As CEO of HBMG Inc., Mr. Smith is responsible for the global strategic planning, product development, and business execution leading the organization to double digit growth. Mr. Smith is transforming the company from a (small) one product company in one industry to an international power house that enables organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information.

As a noted futurist, technologist, and business leader, Mr. Smith brings more than 30 years of experience in digital convergence, strategic planning, and emerging technologies. Mr. Smith has assisted in creating and implementing plans for Fortune 100, emerging companies, universities, and government agencies, including Bank of America, Boeing, CIA, Lockheed Martin, National Security Agency, Sun Microsystems, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

As a leader in innovation, he has played an integral role as a leader at two of the nation’s most successful consortia, SEMATECH and the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC); designing IN-Q-TEL for the United States intelligence agencies, the intelligence community’s research and development venture capital solution; and working as one of a three-person coordination committee and on the steering and implementation committees that developed the highly respected Semiconductor Industry Association National Technology Roadmap.

As an invited keynote speaker, teacher, and presenter, David Smith’s compelling topics have captivated a range of audiences. He is also quoted in many publications, classes, books, and in a recent survey, the Analysis of Presenting, Mr. Smith was selected as a “Top 10 Really Good Presenter.” Other accomplishments include being a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin IC2 Institute, the recipient of the SEMATECH Eagle Award for its 1993 strategic plan and the Council of Consortia Award for Extraordinary Contributions and Achievement in Technology Transfer.

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