Experienced innovation leader and Co-Founder of Diplomatic Rebels
David is an Unreasonable Mentor. David has participated in 2 programs, including Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe 2021, and has advised over 31 Unreasonable companies.
Innovation Leader, former Head of LEGO Ventures (EMEA), Co-founder of Diplomatic Rebels and LXGO, Keynote Speaker
David is the co-founder of Diplomatic Rebels — Empowering companies to create radical innovation by combining the will of the rebel with the skills of the diplomat. David has worked with radical innovation and lean start-up methods in small businesses and large global corporations for the last 17 years with hands-on experience from running multiple radical/digital innovation projects from early research and incubation to launch and scaling. Through his 9 years at LEGO as Senior Innovation Director in LEGO’s famous Future Lab and recently as Venture Partner at LEGO Ventures, David was instrumental in building up the innovation capability and infrastructure at LEGO (see the FastCompany article “How LEGO Became the Apple of Toys.)" Through his experience, David has obtained several unique insights and approaches to how businesses can stay afloat in an ever-faster changing world and transform the organization into a change-leading innovator. He believes that anybody can become an innovator in their own organization or, as he calls it, a “Diplomatic Rebel™”.