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David Croslin      

Innovation - Chief Technologist-HP, Chief Product Arch-Verizon,25 Patents,Books

Globally recognized for disruptive innovation - Chief Technologist-HP, Chief Product Architect-Verizon, 25 patents, author Innovate the Future and 50 Mistakes Startups Make

David Croslin was Chief Technologist at HP and Chief Product Architect at Verizon with 25 patents and multiple books. Mr. Croslin is CEO of Innovate the Future, a consultancy specializing in innovation related to processes, products, and markets for companies ranging from startups to multinationals. Holder of 25 patents referenced by 400 other patents. His book Innovate the Future has been praised as the first true "how to innovate" book has also been published in Chinese as Top of the Wave and is now a textbook at leading universities, including Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Croslin speaks at global industry conferences, including the World CIO Forum, CTIA, Mobile World Congress, BSS/OSS, and many others as well as speaking/training at leading corporations and organizations.

Through his company and as a member of the mergers and acquisitions teams at HP and Verizon, Mr. Croslin has reviewed thousands of companies from startups to the largest multinational corporations. Mr. Croslin advises executive teams at companies of all sizes on invention, innovation, market penetration, product packaging, consumer targeting and many other topics. His 50 Mistakes that Startups Make are some of the highest rated discussions on business social networks including LinkedIn with a total readership in the millions of members. Hundreds of companies contact David each month for his advice and involvement. His Mistakes series will soon be available as a Kindle e-book. Mr. Croslin is a Board Member, Board of Advisors, C-level exec and mentor to numerous companies including startups that have won the Red Herring Top 100 (along with other winners like Google, Facebook, Twitter) as well as market dominant companies like HP, Dell, Abbott, Samsung, Rogers and many others.

Mr. Croslin has extensive experience in many markets and technology sectors including telecommunications, computing hardware/software, networking, Internet, social networking, security, consumer products, health and wellness, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, etc. Mr. Croslin's patents are foundational patents referenced by over 400 other patents that form the technology foundations of virtually all social and communications networks.

Father of eight children (four adopted internationally) Mr. Croslin is a highly interactive speaker that brings real life experiences, often highly humerous, to his topics and draws the audience directly into his presentations. He is currently writing a personal advice book entitled From Father to Dad - How My Children Changed My Life. Mr. Croslin considers children to be the most innovative people because they have not been 'boxed' in by education and society and he then utilizes that unfettered vision to open the eyes of executive teams around the world.

Recognized globally as a creater of disruptive innovations, Mr. Croslin works from the foundations of his copyrighted "Innovation Lifecycle" to clearly explain the risks and challenges that all innovative companies face and breaks down exactly how to overcome those challenges through a targeted innovation approach that utilizes his highly praised "Innovation Checklist".

When keynoting, Mr. Croslin targets the specific audience and delivers a message that matches the market, the competitors, the risks, threats and opportunities within the market as well as many other topic areas to maximize the value of the keynote to the audience.


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