• David Chivers

    Digital C-Suite | Board Member | Coach | Advisor | Consultant | Speaker | Writer

    A frequent speaker and writer, David has presented on the topics of the internet of things, mobile product development, subscription business models, product rationalization, business transformation, the consumerization of enterprise IT, social media best practices, and building your digital innovation practice.


    He’s spoken at events as intimate as a boardroom and as large as an amphitheater in every major city in the United States as well as London, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney. Some of the venues include Chief Digital Officer Summit, Digital Leaders Summit, Click Marketing, Brand Innovators, iMedia Brand Summit, Online Audience Development’s Consumer Marketing Series, and Circulation Management Conference & Expo.


    David is an accelerator coach, consultant, and advisor. He partners with Facebook to help local organizations across the globe tackle customer experience/engagement, digital transformation, alternative recurring revenue streams, and innovation projects. Through this work, he has worked with businesses in North America, Latin America, Asia, and Europe.


    In business circles, David is known as an innovative product and marketing strategist and general manager with an exceptional track record in driving revenue and profits for fast-growing consumer product and services companies. Globally minded data-driven and design-focused, David and his teams have profitably driven more than $3 billion in online revenues. He’s done this by analyzing market trends and emerging technologies to drive new product innovations and deeper customer engagement. David has built his career at the intersection of brand building, subscription marketing, digital innovation, transformation, media, and content. David consults and advises a number of local and international media companies, technology firms, academic institutions, marketing services agencies, professional services firms, and consumer organizations.


    Organizations that David has worked with include Facebook, USA TODAY, Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal, The Des Moines Register, Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies Home Journal, McKinsey, Deloitte, Boston Consulting Group, KPMG, IBM, IMF, CAA, AmGen, GE, Pfizer, GE, Twitter, Apple, Jostens, and many other consumer brands.


    David has been quoted and interviewed by major news organizations in print and video including NBC, CBS, CNN, Bloomberg TV, as well as a number of trade and academic journals.

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    The Boundaries Around Your Industry Are About to Change

    Harvard Business Review 
    Most obviously, the Internet of Things has the power to profoundly change operations — that’s where much of the coverage of this burgeoning network has focused. But companies should also be preparing for profound shifts in their competitive strategies as the IoT takes off.

    How the Internet of Things Will Reboot Retail

    Retailers including Lowe's and Staples are moving quickly to develop customer interfaces and platforms that will give them a key role in the era of the Internet of Things. Lowe's has launched the IRIS home management system and Staples has created Staples Connect, a system to manage home and office devices.
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