Ian Dover is the General Manager, Industry Implementation of METS Ignited. Ian Dover’s national and international career has included metallurgical process and research group management in the international aluminum industry as well as senior, interim and turnaround executive roles for mid-sized manufacturing, IT and resource industry suppliers. Ian Dover spent 12 years as a project manager, then managing director, of a consulting firm specialising in technology-intensive businesses and value chains.
During this time Ian Dover developed and introduced the agile 80/20 business strategy and operations improvement methods for companies in rapidly changing business environments. He was commissioned to implement this approach for the development and growth of the ICT sector in Queensland during the 90s. He later extended this to value chain improvement in the manufacturing, heavy engineering, telecommunications, healthcare and energy sectors.
Ian Dover led CSIRO’s Minerals Business Development and Commercialisation activities for a number of years. He has 20 years’ experience as a company director with board roles including a major Australian university, Austmine and a national health services charitable group. Ian has long-held interest in technology development and commercialisation and has personally invested fund and expertise into eight start-ups, with two of these being highly successful.
Ian Dover will be judging the IMARC’s METS Investment Pitch Battle within the Collaboration Theatre at IMARC. Download the programme.