David Roberts: Biography highlights
David Roberts is regarded as one of the world top experts on disruptive innovation and exponentially advancing technology. His personal mission is to help transform the lives of a billion suffering people in the world through disruptive innovation.
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David Roberts’ Background
He is an award-winning startup CEO with a passion to help leaders change their intentions for global good.
David is the Distinguished Faculty member at Singularity University. He served as Vice President of Singularity University and two-time Director of the Global Solutions Program. He is an M.I.T. educated Computer Scientist & Engineer and majored in Artificial Intelligence and Bio-Computer Engineering and is a Harvard MBA alum. Harvard, Stanford, and Berkeley’s Business schools have all written and taught case studies on David’s leadership, management, and decision making.
David is Chairman of the world’s leading quantum computing software company 1QBit. He is a formal adviser to Made-In-Space, responsible for manufacturing the first object in Space with a 3D printer on the International Space Station. He is currently designing passenger drones and angel advises a small group of startups led by entrepreneurs that want to positively impact a billion people.
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David's speaking topics
Disruption & Global Impact
Understanding technology disruption could be the single most important skill for any leader during exponential times. What exactly is classic disruptive innovation theory and how does our new understanding of modern technology disruption change everything we thought we knew?
Most critically how can you tell whether a new technology or business model will be just revolutionary or truly disruptive? What few critical things must global leaders understand to thrive in an exponentially changing world and what must they understand to create global impact.
Technology Disruption and Exponential Leadership
Understanding the truth of technology disruption could be the single most important skill for any leader during exponential times.
What exactly is classic disruptive innovation theory and how does our new understanding of modern technology disruption change what we thought we knew about it? Why do the burgeoning ideas of leadership by “experts” rarely work when we try to apply them to ourselves or our organizations? Why can’t we learn effective leadership from academics? What is true Exponential Leadership? What few critical things must global leaders understand to thrive in an exponentially changing world? What must we do to break the chains of mediocracy, transform our own life and create global impact for others? This one-of-a-kind impactful briefing indelibly imprints new thought patterns into our mind, forever changing how we think and transforming ourself for compassionate courageous action.
Disruptive Innovation and Global Impact
Roberts offers a fast-paced, dramatic overview of the impact and opportunities of exponential technology and disruptive innovation. Roberts gives clear lucid examples to help his audience understand difficult concepts in disruptive innovation theory and acquire an exponential, versus linear, mindset. covers breathtaking emerging technology examples from 3D printing, electric and autonomous cars, drones, artificial intelligence, virtualization, exponential medicine, and synthetic biology. He concludes with an inspiring and moving argument for how technology can have global impact and create an abundant world — if the right action is taken.
Investing with Disruption, Longevity and Leadership
Roberts is one of two globally recognized leaders in Business and Technology Disruption. In this talk he provides a framework to answer what he believes is one of the most important business skills for the next twenty years — how to tell if something will be disruptive vs just revolutionary. He then provides major insights into exponential technology’s impact on longevity and what leaders most need for global impact.