Mike Davis, MEng, PEng

Delivering Social Impact Leveraging Industrial Engineering

CEO, Davis Pier

Date: January 25, 2023
Time: 1:00-2:00 PM
Venue: "I" Building, Room 310, Sexton Campus

Davis Pier is dedicated to helping the public sector and not-for-profit organizations solve complex social problems. This presentation will explore how industrial engineers can contribute to the effective delivery of services necessary to improve society and the lives of others by designing, planning, and implementing sustainable change.  Whether enabling data to be used to support policy development and evidence-based decision-making or through modeling expected behaviors and social programming demands, there are many opportunities to leverage IE skills to make a social impact.  

Throughout this hybrid (in person and on MS Teams) session, there will be project examples from the health, poverty reduction and economic development sectors.  


Speaker Biography:
Mike is a thought leader in government transformation and innovation, with over 20-years of experience in consulting across Canada and in countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia.  He is well-regarded not only for his ability to design and architect strategies and solutions to complex public sector issues for clients, but also for overseeing their implementation. Mike leads Davis Pier’s social innovation efforts focused on helping government by using behavioural science, service design and evidence-based policy approaches to improving policy-making and program design.

Mike has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering from Dalhousie University and a Master’s degree in Behavioural Sciences at the London School of Economics.  He has attended the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Behavioural Insights Program and is certified as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) and Project Management Professional (PMP).

Mike is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Kids Help Phone and on the Board of Directors for Tribe Network. Mike has also been named one of Atlantic Business Magazines Top 50 CEOs.

Industrial Engineering seminar series contact person:
Dr. Floris Goerlandt
email: floris.goerlandt@dal.ca

General Enquiry:
Ms. Tara Parker
Tel: 902.494.3281
email: tara.parker@dal.ca