Dave Coplin – Keynote Speaker

Author, Alchemist, Catalyst and ​Founder of the Envisioners, Formerly Microsoft’s “Chief Envisioning Officer”

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Specialist Subjects

  • The Rise of the Humans: Learning to thrive in a generative AI world
  • Future of work
  • The future of education
  • Privacy and online safety
  • Big Data
  • Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning and Robotics



  • English


For over 30 years, Dave Coplin has worked with or for the world’s largest technology companies. Formerly Microsoft UK’s “Chief Envisioning Officer”, he provides individuals, 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.

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 and Vianet Group plc, 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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The Rise of the Humans: Learning to thrive in a generative AI world

In the past two years, organisations have likely learned more about the potential of technology in both their personal and professional lives than many of them have learned in the last ten years. At the heart of the change for most people lies not just a new affinity with technology, but a desire to both live and work in a way that is fundamentally different to that which we have experienced before.

We now stand at the precipice of yet another transformative era in our relationship with technology. This upcoming shift, driven by the increasing adoption of generative artificial intelligence, promises to be even more disruptive to society and our economy as it automates many of our current tasks. Over the next decade, no role, organization, or individual will remain untouched by this change.

As with any big change, there will be winners and losers, the difference between the two will be those that seek efficiency, automating what is done today and those that seek to become more effective, reinventing what they do and how they do it, in order to deliver increasing value to their customers and their employees.

In this session we will explore how you can help your organisation navigate an emerging world where dispersed employees, empowered with transformational tools such as generative artificial intelligence and other digital technologies will drive change across all aspects of their business in both the short and long-term. We’ll look at the problems we will face, and the mistakes and assumptions we might make before ultimately focusing on how best you can help your organisation to harness the opportunity provided to deliver increasing value to both your customers and employees.

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