David Foote is a tech labor trends benchmark research pioneer and one of the most quoted industry authorities on global tech workforce evolution. He has spent more than two decades introducing innovative data-driven benchmark research and analysis focusing on tech and business cross-skilling. Foote has also pioneered new industry practices for more accurate pay surveys and tracking/forecasting the supply and demand of tech skills. He built his reputation at Gartner, META Group and at several Silicon Valley companies prior to co-founding Foote Partners in 1997. Foote’s research-backed forecasts and analyses, supported by close research partnerships with 5,450 employers and their 492,000 tech pros, reach a global audience of millions of business and tech professionals.