Dave McLauchlan is CEO and co-founder of Buddy Platform, one of the world’s first data aggregation and management platforms for Internet of Things and connected devices. Prior to founding Buddy, David spent 11 years at Microsoft, where he led business development for Microsoft’s Zune hardware business, and spent many years in Microsoft’s Windows division.
David is the co-founder of TVinteract, which developed software for on-air TV talent to curate and display social media in real-time and was acquired in 2014. He also has served as a Technology Partner Network advisor for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and currently serves as a mentor for the Australian incubator “Innovyz START”. He is also advisor to Washington DC-based “Manalto” and Melbourne-based “Bluedot Innovation.”