Dave is a popular and passionate keynote speaker on complexity, knowledge management, and decision-support, and is well known for his pragmatic cynicism and iconoclastic style. He is an international authority on the application of complexity theory to organisations, strategy, and decision support and has written articles and scholarly works on leadership, knowledge management, strategic thinking, strategic planning, conflict resolution, weak signal detection, and organisational development.
Dave is the originator of the Cynefin framework, and continues to apply and evolve its use as a practical application of complexity theory to management science. He holds an MBA from Middlesex University, and a BA in Philosophy from Lancaster University.
Dave is the lead author of the recently published ”Managing complexity (and chaos) in times of crisis: A field guide for decision-makers”, a shared effort between the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, and the Cynefin Centre.