We are thrilled to welcome Dave Coplin as our Keynote Speaker for Business Hive Live 2019.
Dave has spent 25 years in the Technology industry, working for mainly for Microsoft as their Chief Envisioning Officer.
He is known for being positive, encouraging, engaging, challenging and upbeat about the future including AI, big data, digitalization and much more, looking towards The Future of the World of Work.
He looks at humans plus machines to combine the best of both. Not humans versus machines. His view is not nihilistic: it’s not ‘Armageddon’ or the ‘Terminator’. He helps organisations and individuals to see the full potential that technology offers to a modern, digital society and doesn’t focus on the technology itself. But on the humans who use it.
With a loyal audience on social media, Dave is a prominent and regular voice at leading industry events and platforms including the RSA, WorkTech, and Cloud World Forum. He was also a guest on Sunday Brunch (C4) 31 Dec 2017.
“Our guests rated your session on The Future of Digital and The Rise of the Humans as excellent.” Vodafone
“Describing himself as a “naïve optimist”, Dave sees a world in which technology exists to enable us humans to do things differently and better. While the report makes for some gloomy reading, Coplin himself already sees signs that businesses are thinking about what they are asking of their people in terms of constant connection and responding to the constant stream of data. The key, he believes, is for leaders to move away from “coping mechanisms” that are flawed and to instead confront the issue head-on. “We talk about having too much information like it’s a problem,” he says, adding that businesses should be thinking of how they can use that information better.” Roger Trapp, Forbes