David Smith is a futurist, business executive, serial entrepreneur, and an expert in solving wicked problems. He has served as CEO and President of technology companies and as an executive of R&D organizations. He has experience in commercial, governmental and academic institutions. David was named one of the seven top global futurists in the Millennium issue of Businessweek feature, “What Technology Will Be Like in 100 Years”. For the CIA David was one of the principal designers of In-Q-Tel. He led extensive analysis to develop the framework for In-Q-Tel and help design its implementation plan. David is an active speaker on technology, futures, and innovation throughout the world. He is a University of Texas, Austin, IC2 fellow, elected Society for Design and Process Science Fellow, and a member of the Association of Professional Futurists. Awarded the Council of Consortia award for Extraordinary Contributions and Achievement in Technology Transfer.