David W. Sime Serial Award Winner Making the World a Better Place
David is currently the Director for Oncor Reality as well as a lecturer for the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Google Digital Garage Lecturer, having worked his way up toward these positions based on his ability to excel in previous job experiences and based on his formal educational background in marketing. He has written for two academic journals on Virtual Reality in healthcare and rehabilitation (including Springer's Biomedical Visualisation)
With his demanding schedule, he could easily consider his day full and enjoy the little time he has for hobbies and other interests. But instead, he uses his time for the benefit of others. For example, he continually volunteers to educate Modern Apprentices in business and digital skills. David states "I am a practical learner myself and have had successes and (arguably many more) failures, I wanted to share these experiences with them by creating a practical training course for apprentices around Scotland. I deliver this directly to classes all over the country roughly one day each week – it keeps me grounded, gives me an outside perspective on what I'm doing right or wrong in my own business but most importantly means that (hopefully) my students don't have to make the same mistakes I did, and can take advantage of the techniques and approaches I have stumbled across over the last 20 years that seem to work well."
This example of David's volunteerism demonstrates his consistent and continual mode of giving back; for we all have our own method. His vision is that "AR and VR telepresence, will remove the barriers of distance from everything from social and business communication to medical and surgical intervention. Respectively this could eliminate social disconnection, reduce travel emissions and waste, allow earlier medical intervention and ultimately save lives." And through his marketing and networking efforts he is making this happen.
In everyone's life they want to be remembered for something. In David's life it is his efforts to help mankind that fuels his passion and drives his legacy.