Dr David Beeton

Founder and CEO

David is founder and CEO of Urban Foresight.

A strategist and engineer who is committed to making good things happen, David’s main focus is on strategies, technologies and business models to advance zero emission cities.

An experienced consultant and project manager, David has worked in a variety of industries delivering results for public and private sector clients around the world. This has invariably combined his twin passions of innovation and sustainable development, deploying creative solutions that will have a positive and enduring impact.

Prior to founding Urban Foresight, David worked in regional economic development where his focus was on the potential for new and emerging industries to transform local economies. 

David has also worked for a global innovation consultancy, helping blue chip corporates across Europe and North America to bring new products and services to market.

David holds a PhD in Technology Management from Cambridge University where he pioneered new techniques for technology roadmapping and innovation management. He also holds two Masters degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering, an MBA and has been inducted as a lifetime member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society for business excellence.