Dr. Dave Cornelius is an experienced business and IT professional, and a globally recognized lean and agile catalyst who empowers others to achieve their very best. He specializes in coaching, training, and leading co-located and distributed teams to deliver quality innovations from concept to cash.
Dave is the founder of 5 Saturdays, a program that empowers students to become leaders in business and STEM fields. In 2014, he received the SoTec Inspiration Award from the Southland Technology Conference, an honor that recognizes technology professionals for giving back to their community.
He currently presents webinars for business and technology professionals, hosts a podcast on GrokShare.com, teaches courses on KnolShare.org, and publishes the blog “KnolShare with Dr. Dave” on KnolShare.org. He is a well-known speaker and author in the agile and project management professional development communities.
Dave is a man of faith and is active in both his local and global neighborhoods. He has also held several leadership roles, where he helped IT groups develop partnerships with other groups within the organization.
Dave’s interest in leadership started on the island of St. Croix, where he played as a point guard on his high school basketball team, and culminated with earning his Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership. His first manuscript and doctoral dissertation, “The Value of Scrum to Organizations: A Case Study,” highlights the importance and value of leadership through the practices of lean thinking and agility.