Big Picture SI was formed in 2014 to provide tools and methods to non profits and philanthropists to help them maximize the social impact of their work.

David Lyon, Principal Consultant, formed and leads the firm Big Picture SI.  Dave works with non-profits on the measurement and evaluation of program outcomes and impacts, continuous program improvement, and the implementation of software tools for data collection and analysis. He works with philanthropists on project and organization selection criteria to maximize their social return on giving. Dave also leads domain research focused on certain social issues, including affordable housing, and the economics of exploitable markets. David is a founding advisory board member of a small philanthropy focused on funding high impact projects in the areas of poverty alleviation, the environment, health and education.

Mr. Lyon’s background includes co-founding a non-profit working with at-risk youth, as well as many years in the high technology sector leading re-engineering projects that make lasting improvements in organizational performance.  Mr. Lyon has a manufacturing process patent, was recently published in Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs, and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.