Dave Coplin Keynote Speaker

  • Founder of The Envisioners
  • Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft
  • Written notable books such as “Business Reimagined” and “The Rise of the Humans,”

Dave Coplin's Biography

Dave Coplin, renowned Founder of The Envisioners and former Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft, is a transformative figure in the world of technology, with over 25 years of experience in elucidating the profound impacts of technology on society and work. Dave is highly revered in speaking circuits, addressing many topics including the future of work, the intricate relationship between humans and technology, privacy, online safety, and the ramifications of Big Data and Machine Learning, captivating audiences with his insightful and forward-thinking approach.

Dave’s expansive range of speaking topics has made him a popular and engaging speaker, sought after by a wide array of prestigious clients such as Google, Facebook, Vodafone, and the London Business Forum, to name just a few. He is recognized for initiating and driving critical conversations around the potential and future of the UK’s IT and digital industries, providing compelling narratives that inspire change in perceptions about technology.

Starting his distinguished journey at KPMG Global, Dave rapidly progressed through roles, contributing significantly as Director of Technology Architecture and Research. His subsequent tenure at Microsoft highlighted him as a proponent for maximizing the transformative possibilities of technology, influencing individuals and organizations to reimagine the applications of technology to benefit society comprehensively.

As an acclaimed author, Dave has penned influential works like “Business Reimagined” and “The Rise of the Humans,” urging a reevaluation and optimized technology integration in our working lives. His publications have garnered widespread acclaim, selling over 12,500 copies and continue to impact thinkers and leaders globally. His insights and viewpoints are regularly featured in prominent media, including BBC, The Telegraph, CNN, and The Guardian, reinforcing his stance as a pivotal thought leader in the industry.

Dave has been acknowledged with notable accolades, including nominations as one of the Drum’s Digerati and BIMA’s Hot 100, reflecting his significant contributions to the digital realm. His RSA Animate video on re-imagining work has amassed over 800,000 YouTube hits, reflecting the wide resonance of his perspectives.

Dave’s commitment to leveraging technology for enhanced societal and organizational outcomes is evident through his influential role in shaping dialogues at high-profile events and platforms like WorkTech, Cloud World Forum, and RSA. He is well-known for his captivating and enlightening after-dinner speeches, inspiring listeners to embrace open-mindedness and to explore innovative technological applications for developmental benefits.

A visionary and an advocate for constructive technological advancements, Dave’s work continues to inspire a rethinking of our relationship with technology, emphasizing smarter, not harder, work approaches. His unique insights and revolutionary ideas have brought transformative changes to businesses of varying sizes and continue to shape the thoughts and actions of individuals and organizations worldwide, fostering a more balanced and harmonious integration of technology in our lives.

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Books by Dave Coplin

The Rise of the Humans: How to outsmart the digital deluge
Business Reimagined: Why work isn't working and what you can do about it

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