Dave Coplin

Founder & CEO, The Envisioners Author and Alchemist

Dave Coplin has worked for the world's largest technology companies, most recently as Microsoft'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.

Dave's future is one where humans and machines work together in harmony.

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  • The Digital Society
  • Technology
  • Disruption
  • Humans Plus Machines
  • The Future of the World of Work
  • AI, Big Data, Digitalisation


He presents in English.

How he presents

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.

Books & Media

  • The Rise of the Humans, Review: Don't Sleepwalk into the Future
  • Business Reimagined

In Detail

Dave is a regular contributor 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. 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.


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.


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