David Wood was a pioneer of the smartphone industry, co-founding in 1998 Symbian, the creator of the world’s first successful smartphone operating system. Software written by teams led by David was included in half a billion smartphones over the following years. David also spent three years as CTO of Accenture Mobility, during which time he co-led the company's "mobility health" business initiative".
As principal of the independent consultancy and publisher Delta Wisdom, David is now a full-time futurist speaker, analyst, and writer. He is the author or lead editor of six books, including "Anticipating 2025: A guide to the radical changes that may lie ahead, whether or not we're ready", and "The Abolition of Aging" He has an honorary doctorate in in science from the University of Westminster, awarded in 2005. He is a fellow of the IEET, Secretary of the Board of Directors of Humanity +, Executive Director of the political think-tank Transpolitica, and a fellow of the RSA.