David Richards
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David Richards is co-founder, president and chief executive of WANdisco. He has over 15 years as an executive in the software industry and sits on both boards and advisory boards of Silicon Valley start-up ventures. David is a veteran of several successful start-up companies in Enterprise Software and is recognized as an industry leader in both EAI and EAI standards. He has spoken and written widely about standards in application integration and the adoption of open-source technologies.

Prior to WANdisco, David served as the President and CEO of Librados, where he took the company from an early stage technology company to exponential customer and revenue growth. David led the company's acquisition by NetManage (Nasdaq:NETM) just over a year after joining the company.

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Data-Driven Healthcare in the UK

(0) Comments | Posted 26 November 2014 | (01:14)

This month marked an important step in the move to making data-driven healthcare a reality here in the UK, with the government unveiling new series of plans that promise to make accessing the NHS as simple as online banking.

It is all part of an effort to...

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Mobile Opportunity

(0) Comments | Posted 21 May 2014 | (19:42)

Towards the end of last year I spent a number of weeks on holiday with my family in Tanzania. On our way back from visiting a town by the coast, we found ourselves in a village with no more than a few dozen inhabitants.

The nearest city...

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A New Tech Britain

(0) Comments | Posted 26 July 2013 | (10:35)

A report published by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research this week has shown that our digital economy is far healthier than official statistics would have us believe. While London has traditionally been the focus for the industry, this report has shown that the tech sector is thriving...

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The Secret to Start-Up Success? Don't Act Your Age

(1) Comments | Posted 18 December 2012 | (00:00)

Entrepreneurs are getting older. Or so says the Kauffman Foundation, the world's largest foundation devoted to the subject of entrepreneurship.

In a recent study, the think tank has calculated that the average age of those founding their own businesses is 39 - and that those between the...

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