About

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Bio

I am a business leader and management consultant with a design-driven approach.

In 1993 I founded XPLANE, a business design consultancy for Global 2000 organizations.

In 2013 I co-founded Boardthing, a collaboration platform for distributed teams.

I have written three books on design, change and innovation.

As an entrepreneur, a designer and as a leader, I’ve worked with startups and Fortune 100 companies, in just about every industry you can imagine, to help them use design to bring their strategies to life.

I deliver keynotes and hands-on workshops on topics related to innovation, culture, and change.

Formal bio

Dave Gray is a leader and manager with a background in design. He has worked with many of the world’s largest companies, as well as mid-sized businesses, startups, executives and individuals.

He is the founder of XPLANE, a strategic design consultancy, and co-founder of Boardthing, a collaboration platform for distributed teams.

He is the author of two books on design, change and innovation: Gamestorming: A playbook for innovators, rule-breakers and changemakers; and The Connected Company.

His area of focus is the human side of change and innovation, specifically: How can you get people to adopt new ideas? How can you win their hearts and minds? How can you get people, including yourself, to change deeply embedded habits and behaviors? How can you transform a business strategy from a good idea to a living fact in the real world?

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Dave Gamestorming keynote - photo by Michelle Milla

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Gamestorming workshop experience - photo by Michelle Milla

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