About the Author
Professor Brian D. Smith began his career as a research chemist in a pharmaceutical R&D lab and then spent 20 years in technical and marketing roles before becoming an academic, author and adviser. Working at The University of Hertfordshire and SDA Bocconi, two of Europe's leading business schools, his research focuses on strategy creation and implementation in pharmaceutical and medical technology markets. Brian also runs a specialist consultancy that advises many of the world's largest companies in this sector. He is editor of the Journal of Medical Marketing, has written and co-written three major books, including The Future of Pharma (Gower, 2011), and published many practitioner articles - all of which can be seen at www.pragmedic.com.