Biography - David Conley
David Conley received his BS of Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University and his Masters of Finance from the University of New Mexico. As an Air Force Officer he performed plasma physics and space nuclear propulsion research and served at Los Alamos and Brookhaven National Laboratories and on NASA’s Nuclear Safety Review Panel. His private sector experience includes Johnson and Johnson, Philips Semiconductor, and Intel Corporation. At Intel Corp. from 1995 until 2012 David held a variety of engineering and management roles and is the only person corporate wide to have ever held a Level 4 Specialist certification in the science of innovation - TRIZ. During his last five years at Intel he oversaw the organization's worldwide innovation program steering committee and was responsible for direction setting, training development and proliferation of innovation methods within Intel.
Certified by the International TRIZ Association, David’s contributions to the field of systematic innovation include: technical, computing and business system problem solving, materials development, methodology training, program integration and serving on the Executive Board and Certification Committee of the US based Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies. Utilizing innovation methods he has solved hundreds challenging engineering problems, developed thousands of pages of training courses and manuals and trained hundreds of students. Additionally, David is one of the few pioneers worldwide in the application of TRIZ to the disciplines of business and computing systems. In January of 2012, David began focusing solely on systematic innovation consulting and now services a worldwide base of clients. Currently he is sharing his expertise with the University of New Mexico's College of Engineering where students have been tasked with incorporating TRIZ methodologies into their final design projects. David has broad international business and engineering experience and currently lives in New Mexico, USA with his wife and three sons.
More can be learned about TRIZ and David at InnomationCorp.com