Dave Coplin

Dave Coplin is author of two books on the need to rethink the usage of technology in the modern world.  He is an established thought leader on the role of technology in our personal and professional lives. He has worked across a wide range of industries and organisations, including Microsoft, providing strategic advice and guidance around the intersection of a modern society and technology both inside and outside of the world of work. 

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“People Driven Technology”

Dave Coplin helps organisations and individuals to see the full potential that technology offers of a modern, digital society. He focuses not on the technology itself, but on the humans who use it.

Dave has a tell-it-as-he-sees-it style and a light-hearted approach. He enthuses and entertains his audiences and helps them to think differently and creatively. His mission is to make people reconsider their relationship with technology and how it can help them work smarter, not harder.

Technology geek-dom is in Dave’s DNA. A life-long Star Trek fan and a former Crystal Maze winner all contribute to this friendly, approachable, optimistic, beardy, pony-tailed alchemist.  At Destination Star Trek, he took to the stage on a subject close to his heart – how technology, and even innovations referenced in Star Trek, are being brought to life now, changing the way we live and work forever. 

With over 25 years in the technology industry and, most recently, working across Microsoft’s UK business to orchestrate and implement an integrated “thought leadership” strategy that addressed Microsoft’s potential with UK government, customers and consumers, Dave is at the forefront of conversations around how individuals and organisations can benefit from the transformational potential that technology offers, rather than simply using it to do the same things, but only slightly better.

  • Digital Transformation
  • Future of Work
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • 21st century society
  • Education (as it relates to the above)

Dave blew us out the water with embracing technology. Inspiring, motivational and, at times down right terrifying.
Amazing presentation at MTP. One of the best speakers I have ever heard.
Hearing Dave was a goose bump moment!
Mind The Product, London

THANK YOU Dave for yesterday. You blew them away and the feedback has been exceptional. You received 100% Excellent or Very Good which is rare indeed! A real pleasure to work with you and DBA and we look forward to staying in touch.
Benchmark for Business, London

Dave Coplin delivered an inspiring and engaging keynote at our PPMA National Conference attended by over 300 Chief Executives, senior directors, managers and guests from across the UK and North America.
From the start of the keynote until the end, Dave created an interactive environment that kept the delegates engaged throughout, with his informative and enthusiastic delivery. Feedback from delegates has been amazing and I’ve had many comments from many delegates about how much they enjoyed Dave’s session…. it was funny, enlightening, thought-provoking, entertaining and educational.
I look forward to working with Dave more in the future, and to seeing him present at another Conference soon.
President, Public Service Manager’s Association, Annual Conference, Bristol, UK, May 2015

Dave’s talk inspired us to think about how we use data and technology to inspire and influence others to make change happen. He is a dynamic speaker who kept the diverse audience engaged throughout his whole presentation.  
Pancreatic Cancer UK

Dave’s talk was amazing. Not only did the content fit our “Science of Customer” theme perfectly, but his energy and charisma onstage is second to none. We’ve seen lots of good speakers. And Dave is one of the very best. Please convey our gratitude to Dave for a great closing keynote.

Dave was brilliant!
London Business Forum

Everyone here is delighted with how the day went – a great success with lots of positive feedback. Dave was the highlight and a definite favourite of everyone there. Lots of client feedback, specifically on how thought-provoking and entertaining Dave was.

Dave’s speech completely resonated with our audience and definitely challenged their mindset. The immediate responses following his presentation are exceptional. Dave Coplin is an excellent communicator.
Business Centre Association

Dave Coplin gave an inspiring presentation. It made me realise how much we are tied down by our desktop and mobile devices and how we seem to be working longer, rather than working smarter. I’m going to look at how I work and how I can get technology to work for me, not the other way round.
University of Lincoln

Excellent! Dave was a brilliant and inspired choice for our audience. Feedback has been great. We’d certainly recommend Dave.
Toby Babb, MD, Harrington Starr Ltd, London

Our staff absolutely loved Dave’s speech and we received superb feedback. Excellent recommendation from Diana to invite him.
Mizuho International Bank


Today I have mostly been enjoying the fruits of the labour of people called Paul…Thanks for the fab website Paul Calland and thanks for the brill video to put on it Paul Clarke…www.theriseofthehumans.com

Posted by Dave Coplin on Friday, 6 December 2019

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