Results orientated technology business leader with proven expertise spanning, general management, founder roles, product marketing, business development and sales gained in both start-ups and multi-national corporate organizations. An outstanding track-record for the design, formulation and marketing of a range of technological ‘firsts’, solutions and strategic innovations. Well honed global business development, operational and financial acumen with clear
Results orientated technology business leader with proven expertise spanning, general management, founder roles, product marketing, business development and sales gained in both start-ups and multi-national corporate organizations. An outstanding track-record for the design, formulation and marketing of a range of technological ‘firsts’, solutions and strategic innovations. Well honed global business development, operational and financial acumen with clear understanding of intellectual property exploitation, licensing technology transfer and collaborative research/commercial partnering. Inspirational leader of global, cross-functional, multicultural teams.
A formative background in semiconductors and consumer electronics which provides a deep understanding of the importance of exploiting market ecosystems; in particular the value of the OEM/ODM relationship. A physical sciences and engineering background offers the ability to understand the enabling technologies that drive opportunities in established and nascent markets. Extensive experience of doing business in Silicon Valley combined with fund raising proficiency.
Technology Businesses | Fund Raising | Early Stage | Strategy | Innovation | Executive Leadership | New Business Development | Access to Finance | Seed Funding | Commercialization | Opportunity Assessment | Marketing Function | Forming Alliances & Partnerships | Growth Strategy |
Microelectronics | Internet of Things | Robotics | Sensors | Internet of Things | Semiconductors | Wireless | Video | Consumer Electronics | Digital TV | Software as a Tool | Power Electronics | Imaging | Technology Transfer | IP Licensing | IP Generation
CEO, Director @ Trameto designs, develops and markets micro energy harvesting solutions to enable the Internet of Things.
Executive Leadership | Board Level | General Management | Energy Harvesting | Internet of Things | Semiconductors | Fund Raising | Corporate Strategy | Commercialization | IP Generation | Technology Transfer | IP Licensing | New Product Development | Lean Operations From January 2015 to Present (11 months) Board Member, Commercial Advisory Panel @ Providing business advice on potential spin-outs from the university.
Commercialization | Technology Transfer | Business Development | Start up | Mentoring From October 2013 to Present (2 years 2 months) Bristol, United KingdomFounder @ Provided business support service in the innovation of new technologies and products. Our partners span start-ups, universities, venture capital firms and established companies.
Vertice collaborates with these organizations to provide insights into the commercial opportunity for new technologies and businesses. Clients receive support to minimize the risks and shorten the time between concept and commercialization.
Innovation | Strategy Planning | New Technology | IP Licensing | Technology Transfer | Go to Market Planning | Product Marketing | Business Coaching | Business Mentoring | Business Development
Digital Wireless | Mobile Computing | Semiconductors | Consumer Electronics Products | Digital TV | Wireless Sensor Networks | Sensors | Power Electronics | Audio | Video | Imaging | Printing | Pattern Recognition | Robotics | Software as a Tool From June 2010 to January 2015 (4 years 8 months) Bristol, United KingdomLead Technologist, Robotics and Autonomous Systems @ Innovate UK is a government funded, business-focused organisation dedicated to promoting technology-enabled innovation across the UK. Provided a privileged position to engage with many exciting companies in the nascent markets of robotics and internet of things.
Microelectronics | Internet of Things | Internet of Sensors | Robotics | Semiconductors | Autonomous Systems | Semiconductors | Strategy | Open Innovation | Emerging Technology | Government Funding | Advisory Board Roles | Stakeholder Management From January 2013 to December 2014 (2 years) Bristol, United KingdomCo-Founder, CCO and Director @ Audium designed and marketed mixed signal audio power amplifier IC's.
Raised finance of $10M over three funding rounds. Drove the commercialization of Audium’s first products, creating an exaggerated market position for the business. Achieved this by forming alliances with suppliers of complementary technology within the ecosystem, creating enduring customer partnerships, building a global supply chain, and establishing a worldwide sales channel.
Technology Startup | Semiconductors | Fund Raising | New Product Development | Consumer Electronics | Product Strategy | Innovation | Business Development | Emerging Technologies | Ecosystem Management | Technology Transfer | IP Licensing | Board Level | Lean Processes | Global Sales Channel From June 2006 to June 2010 (4 years 1 month) Division Director, Convergence Video @ Semiconductor devices for systems for broadband communications in the digital home with revenues of $1,000 million. Leadership of the $100+ million Convergence Video business division.
General Management | Cross Functional Management | Semiconductors | Consumer Electronics | Product Marketing | Business Development | Strategy | New Technology | Commercialization | IP Licensing From November 2002 to September 2006 (3 years 11 months) Greater San Diego AreaMarketing, Digital Terrestrial TV Products @ Product marketing for a portfolio of wireless semiconductor devices addressing digital communications markets.
Product Marketing | Semiconductors | Consumer Electronics | Commercialization | Emerging Technology | Future Technology | Innovation | Strategy From April 1998 to October 2002 (4 years 7 months) Bristol, United KingdomManager, Future Technology @ Led a team to investigate new technologies for development into solutions for digital communication and audio/video devices.
Product Marketing | Semiconductors | Consumer Electronics | Future Technology | Emerging Technology | Chip Architecture | Video Standards | Digital communications | IP Generation From April 1993 to April 1998 (5 years 1 month) Bristol, United KingdomResearch Fellow @ Developed ground-breaking image processing systems to enable the automatic detection of cancer from x-ray images.
Research | Emerging Technology | Future Technology | IP Generation | Technology Transfer | Image Processing | Pattern Recognition | Image Analysis From April 1987 to April 1993 (6 years 1 month) London, United Kingdom
Ph.D. @ Cardiff University From 1983 to 1986 Executive MBA @ University of Bath From 2011 to 2012 BS.C. @ Cardiff University From 1980 to 1983 Huw Davies Ph.D. is skilled in: Business Planning, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Executive Management, Marketing Strategy, New Business Development, Semiconductor Industry, Fundraising, Microelectronics, Open innovation, Market ecosystems, Start-ups, Product Innovation, Strategy, Ecosystem Management, CEOs
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