Dave is creative thinker and problem solver who has worked in the past on various national initiatives.For the last 10 year he has been working on the modernizing government program. Originally as part of the team at Renfrewshire Council and then moving to the Improvement Service to work at a national level. Helping to successfully delivery various national initiatives; the One Scotland Gazetteer, the public information notice portal( http://www.tellmescotland.gov.uk/ ), The National Entitlement Card, and the My Account system (formerly citizen account). Throughout these projects Dave was involved with supplier management, stake holder engagement and managing expectations. Whilst using his breadth and depth of technical knowledge from his engineering background (having both a BEng and MSc in electronic engineering from the University of Glasgow) to help resolve technical issues encounter by stakeholders and their suppliers. Before this Dave was part of the team delivering the UK On-line for Business program for the DTI whilst, at the National Engineering Laboratories. Dave was part of the team that delivered and developed the road shows as well as working as the developer for the website and portal(or extraNet as they where then known). During this time Dave also contributed to various reports to the DTI as well as appraisals of SMART applications. Before joining the NEL Dave had worked previously as a Lecturer at Ayr College, a System Administrator at Strathclyde University. Now Dave is returning to his first love electronics to help train the next generation of engineers. Because if we want to have an economy that works, we will need engineers to help innovate and produce new technologies and products we can manufacture. Also we have a limited time frame to make sure some of the trade secrets in these industries are passed on to the next generation before they are lost forever. Dave believes that it is important to promote STEM subjects and is currently a STEM ambassador. In fact this is an underlying principle of the community interest company that is Clyde Electronics.
Now Dave has set up on his own to look into some of his idea, whether that is:
- 3D printers for school
- Bespoke effects pedals using NOS components
- Sustainable Self Sufficient Housing
- The use of novel materials in power generation and motors
- Utilizing Smartphones to Improve Provision of Health Services
- Wearable Tech
Dave’s a firm believer that anything is possible its more a case of is it practical and affordable.
Dave’s vision is to create a new manufacturing, research and consultancy company in Glasgow. Which can also act as a training school for the next generation of engineering technician the economy needs to enable it to grow.
Whilst Dave is perusing this new venture he is still available on a consultancy basis. With 20 years experience dealing across multiple sectors, Dave has a unique skill set.