Conducted By World Class Guest Mentors to
Mr. David Wittenberg
CEO -The Innovation Workgroup
An exceptionally versatile business leader with over 30 years of consulting, training, management and entrepreneurial experience, David brings world-class innovation to leading Indian and multi-national corporations including Reliance Industries, Tata and Aditya Birla. He is currently writing his sixth book, a guide to strategic planning entitled Innovating for the Future: Doing Strategy Right. Prior to establishing The Innovation Workgroup, David worked as a strategy consultant for such firms as American Express, AT&T, Kelly Services, Philip Morris, Standard& Poor’s and UPS. He also served as manager of technology planning, working in the Advanced Concepts & Technology innovation laboratory of Pitney Bowes, a Fortune 500 office technology company. David’s successes include formulating an innovative distribution and marketing strategy that achieved record sales for an entertainment product, turning around a consumer services company from the brink of bankruptcy, developing the most successful continuity marketing program in the history of a collectibles firm, researching and writing a best-selling guide to electronic invoicing, and increasing the client base of a business services firm by 50% in two years. In his early career, he served as marketing director of an industrial equipment company and a software firm, as a product manager at two direct-response marketing companies, and as an international trader. David earned his MBA in international management with honours from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, where he served as a research assistant and co-wrote three business cases. A highly-rated speaker, he was chosen to deliver a TED talk at the first ever TEDx Jaipur. He has lectured on strategy, innovation, marketing, entrepreneurship and salesmanship, and has taught business at Stratford University. In addition to his consulting work, David is a published songwriter and an inventor with two patents to his credit. He is fluent in French, can conduct business in Spanish and Portuguese and has studied four other foreign languages. David’s volunteer activities include teaching and singing at his church, serving one term as president of his state’s chapter of Mensa, and ongoing service as an alumni ambassador for Thunderbird. He resides in New Delhi.