David Matheson

Founder, CEO and President, SmartOrg Inc.

David cofounded SmartOrg, a Silicon Valley  based company that connects Innovation and Finance.  Its portfolio evaluation platform and consulting services help companies align on how to drive upside and on where an how much to invest. With decades of experience, David has helped senior management of firms in the United States and Europe improve their results from portfolio management, product development, innovation, R & D, capital investment and strategy. He is co-author of the bestselling book, The Smart Organization: Creating Value through Strategic R & D (Harvard Business School Press) and has authored numerous articles on innovation, portfolio management and decision making. He a Fellow with the Society of Decision Professionals, an educator in Strategic Portfolio Management, and involved advising numerous startups. He holds a Ph. D. in Decision Analysis from Stanford University.


My Sessions

Hi-Tech Panel: Making Innovation Management Predictable

Mount Elbert B

Great innovation is inherently unpredictable. And yet, as organizations grow, they are required to predictably manage innovation. We intend to explore this tension through the lens of a Hi-Tech environment. Panel Chair: Kelly Herwick


Workshop: Using Decision Analysis to drive Lean Innovation

Mount Elbert B

Lean Innovation is built on accelerating learning by testing hypotheses quickly and iterating. On the surface, it seems at odds with the deliberative nature of DA. However, DA tools provide an ideal framework for prototyping strategic and economic issues, identifying which topics most need testing and focusing creative energy where it matters. The results can […]