David Wallace, Board Member
David is a senior BT executive who heads up the Public Sector business in Scotland. His remit is to implement a new strategic direction to increase local focus nationwide. David is part of the BT leadership development programme. He is passionate about supporting SMEs in Scotland and is a non-executive director and advisor to a number of these. An industry veteran with over 30 years international experience he is originally from Bo’ness and now lives in Edinburgh with his young daughter.
Why towns are my interest: Modern towns face tough challenges, with rising populations and rapid growth putting pressure on local services, housing and transport. Smart use of technology, including data collection and interrogation, will help address these big issues. Collective action is needed to help Scotland’s towns to thrive, and being part of STP is important to explore how ICT can contribute. One way or another, BT is a stakeholder in every community in Scotland. The rapid expansion of high-speed services will revolutionise work, leisure and the economic life of our towns and places.