Vice President (Innovation) Imperial College London
David Gann CBE CEng FICE FCGI is Imperial College’s Vice President, leading Innovation. He is a member of the College’s Executive Board.
David is an accomplished academic, university leader, strategist and advocate, renowned for his work on innovation, entrepreneurship and technology management. His research spans strategy, management science and systems engineering. His distinctive strength is in building relationships proactively and internationally, to connect ideas, research and solutions with substantial funding between academia, business and government.
He plays a central role in developing the vision, strategy and innovation agenda for Imperial College’s 25-acre White City Campus and the development of new ventures such as Imperial College ThinkSpace, increasing and diversifying the College’s income.
In 2015 he led a review of Imperial’s Technology, Transfer, Translation and Collaboration activities, Pathways to Societal Impact.
David was previously Deputy Principal, Imperial College Business School. David is Professor of Innovation and Technology Management at Imperial College Business School and Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London. He has a PhD in Industrial Economics, is a Chartered Civil Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art and a Fellow of the City & Guilds Institute.
David was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2010 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to engineering. He is the recipient of the 2014 Tjalling C. Koopmans Asset Award, for extraordinary contributions to the economic sciences.
How different stakeholders and technology come together in cities to improve urban living and how cities are connected with their surrounding regions. Cities’ externalities and their dynamic connections with other cities, regions and nations.
Hosted in historic Guildhall, the gala dinner is an invitation-only social event that gathers business and policy leaders from around the globe.