David Metcalfe

CEO

Verdantix

David is an experienced executive with a background in technology, economic research and public policy. He was previously Senior Vice President at Forrester Research, the NASDAQ-listed technology analyst firm, where he managed the EMEA research, consulting and client services teams. His experience in corporate strategy analysis and forecasting includes a period at BT Group where he was Head of Analysis and Forecasting. He has also managed his own internet software firm and worked in Brussels, Paris and Maastricht on European policy issues. David is a frequent speaker and panel chair of industry events and has presented at Technology and Energy meetings of the World Economic Forum. To earn his PhD from Cambridge University, David used game theory and decision analysis to assess negotiations on the liberalisation of European energy markets. In 1997 he won a Research Fellowship to the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and was a member of the research staff at the Harvard Business School’s negotiation and decision-making unit. He is a co-author, with HBS Emeritus Professor Howard Raiffa, of the award-winning book "Negotiation Analysis" published by Harvard University Press.