Key Note Speaker, Dave Ramsden

11-noon | Papitto Room

Dave Ramsden


David Ramsden is currently the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at Atrion, Inc. He has worked in the technology industry for 20 years, and for 15 of them has held leadership roles in Professional Services, Operations Management, Competitive Intelligence and Strategy.

He is a member of American Mensa and of Strategic & Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP). He holds a Competitive Intelligence Professional (CIP-I) certification and an ITIL V3 Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management. In addition, he has published numerous articles on increasing the strategic influence of IT within an organization.

Proud to be an Aspergian, Dave is active in raising Autism Awareness both within and outside of the technology community. He is a member of the Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE) and speaks regularly on living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the educational needs of children on the spectrum. Dave lives with his wife and 4 children in Massachusetts.

Dave Ramsden joined Atrion Networking Corporation in 2001 and has played a vital part in transforming the company into what it is today. He is currently Atrion’s Chief Strategy Officer, working directly with the Chief Executive Officer in creating, communicating, and executing the corporation’s strategic initiatives.

Ramsden started out as Atrion’s Professional Services Manager in 2001, managing the project office, pre-sales engineers and project engineers. In 2005 he became Atrion’s Operations Director, working internally with leadership from all facets of the company to improve the organization’s processes and systems. In 2006 this role expanded to include the creation of Atrion’s People Services group, which combined traditional human resources elements with innovative approaches to the attraction and ongoing professional development of the Atrion team.

In 2009 Ramsden led the creation of the company’s first three-year strategic plan, and was integral in working with executive leadership to effectively execute on it. In 2010, Ramsden was promoted to Chief Intelligence Officer and tasked with creating a formal intelligence function within the company. The success of this group in directly influencing the subsequent doubling of company revenues resulted in a 2013 promotion to Chief Strategy Officer.

Check out Dave Ramsden’s Linked In Profile here.