Dave Coplin

Thought Leader & Futurist

For over 25 years, Dave Coplin has worked with or for the world’s largest technology companies, most recently as Microsoft UK’s “Chief Envisioning Officer”, providing organisations and governments around the world with strategic advice and guidance that enables them to deliver lasting growth and market relevance through the adoption of transformational technology.

Now independent, he has a list of clients from around the world and has worked with organisations in every sector and almost every industry. From Facebook, Google and Microsoft through to Barclays, Ernst Young, PHD Media, and Vodafone as well as leading public sector and academic institutions such as the Crown Prosecution Service, UK Parliament, Cambridge and Oxford Universities, Dave is engaged at the highest levels to help inspire and drive technology enabled transformation.

​Dave is an established author on topics surrounding the future of work and our relationship with technology. His first book: “Business Reimagined”, provided a view of a new working environment based on collaborative and flexible working. His second book, “The Rise of the Humans” provides a further call to action, for both individuals and organisations to harness not hate the digital deluge, to rise up and take back control of the potential that technology offers our society.

Dave is a recognised authority in the industry on a broad range of topics and is often sought to provide advice and guidance to UK government on policy issues such as Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, as well as being a regular contributor both here in the UK and around the world with media like the BBC & BBC World, Channel 4, The Times, The Telegraph and the Guardian talking about everything from the future of work, the future of education, privacy and on-line safety, right through to big data and the impact of transformational technologies like Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Alongside his consulting and public speaking work, Dave is an independent non-executive director for Mitchells and Butlers plc, Vianet Group plc and the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, helping to deliver on their strategies for growth by providing strategic advice and guidance on the increasing relevance of digital technologies across their business operations.

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7th July 2021

Keynote Theatre

Welcome & Keynote Address: The Rise of the Humans

Through this session we will explore how we can empower everyone to collaborate and work together to build a shared vision for our relationship with space that the entire planet will be proud of.

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