"He's leading the thought-cavalry on how to explore our vast tech frontier and use it for good. If you don't know his work, you should." -Shelley Prevost, Inc.com




CBS This Morning, BBC World News, Fast Company, SiriusXM, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, USA Today, Engadget, EuropaMagazin, Dukascopy TV, Boston Globe, Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, TNW, CNN.com, The Guardian, AdWeek, Deutsche Welle, Sydney Morning Herald, .Mic, Circa, Newsy Television, OZY, Techworld, Mad Life with Andrew Shue, BBC.com, HuffPost Live, Entrepreneur.com, Metro, Futurism.com, Quartz, New York Post, FoxNews.com, Experience Life magazine, Forbes.com, New York Observer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, TheWrap, VentureBeat, The Washington Post's "Can He Do That?" podcast, and many more.


Previous Speaking (speaking reel)

3-time TEDx, Harvard Business School, Princeton University, The School of The New York Times, TechChill (Latvia), FutureNow Conference (Slovakia), TNW (Amsterdam), Future Health Summit (Dublin), and many more.


Recent Press

Recent Writing 


Next Speaking​ (speaking reel)

  • Florida State University 

    • Wed, Feb 6, 2020​

  • Funny as Tech: Let's Talk about the Techlash! 

    • Tues, March 10th at 8pm, NYC | TICKETS

  • Notre Dame Law School

    • Mon, March 23, 2020​

















David Ryan Polgar is a leading voice in the areas of tech ethics, digital citizenship, and tech balance/digital wellness. David is a global speaker, and regular media commentator for national & international press. He is the co-host/co-creator of Funny as Tech, a NYC-based podcast & occasional live show that tackles the thorniest issues in technology and the founder of All Tech Is Human, which is an accelerator for tech change and serves as a hub for the thoughtful tech movement. David recently developed a digital citizenship class for adults, and a tech ethics hub for college students.


On the forefront of issues related to tech ethics, digital citizenship, and tech balance. Founder of All Tech Is Human, which is an "accelerator for tech change" based in NYC that is the hub for the people & orgs committed to a better tech future. 


3-time TEDx, The School of The New York Times, TNW Conference (Amsterdam), Harvard Business School, Princeton, Future Health Summit (Dublin), FutureNow conference (Bratislava), TechChill (Latvia)



Contributing writer for IBM thinkLeaders, Big Think, Quartz, and Dell Perspectives.

Currently writing a chapter on digital ethics for Cengage.


Frequently providing insight and perspective on emerging trends and tips on the various ways social media & tech is impacting us. Available for TV, radio, podcast, print, and online. 



-Pioneering Tech Ethicist and digital citizenship expert


-Tech journalist for IBM thinkLeaders, Dell Perspectives, Big Think, and Quartz (read HERE). 


-Co-creator/co-host of Funny as Techa NYC-based monthly live panel show and weekly podcast that tackles the thorniest issues in tech. Past guests have included Douglas Rushkoff, Manoush Zomorodi, Baratunde Thurston, x.ai's Dennis Mortensen, CNN's Laurie Segall, diversity advocate Tracy Chou, author Nir Eyal, ConsenSys founder Joe Lubin, CNET's Bridget Carey, and comedian Chuck Nice. Exploring topics such as trolls, tech ethics, diversity in tech, the future of communication, VR & AR, and so much more. 


-Founder of the All Tech Is Human


-Created an accessible tech ethics hub for college students & faculty alongside Cengage Learning. This presents an entry point for college students to think more deeply and critically about the creation and deployment of technologies. Currently writing a chapter for 


-Developed a digital citizenship class for adults, created and filmed by Skillshare. 


-Advisory member for the Technology and Adolescent Mental Wellness (TAM) program.


-Researching bot/human interaction, being led by Dr. Michelle Drouin at Indiana University. Read some of the initial findings about the research HERE.


-Advisor for the Hack Mental Health, which held a "reverse hackathon" a hackathon on June 9, 2018 to propose solutions for making current tech more humane.
























-Partnership with Virtue, an ethical tech consultancy that provides due diligence company overviews and risk assessments. Ensuring that ethical thinking is embedded into the company DNA.


-Board member for the CA non-profit #ICANHELP, which also puts on the annual Digital4Good Conference


-A leader in the tech balance movement; popularized the phrase Mental Obesity and developed the Mental Food Plate (holistic method of information consumption). Gave a TEDx on the Fall of 2013 on topic. Previous work at the Center for Internet and Technology Addiction. Co-creator of the popular Digital Distraction Test.


-Co-founded the global Digital Citizenship Summit (launched in CT in Oct 2015--held at Twitter HQ in Oct 2016 with CNN's Kelly Wallace emceeing and speakers from Australia, India, Spain, and more. Partners included Common Sense, National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), ConnectSafely, #ICANHELP, CyberWise, iKeepSafe, and NetSmartz.


-Unique positioning at the intersection of industry, non-profits, and education. Rare insight into trends, with a deep and diverse network of advisers. 


-Background as an attorney and college professor. 


-Sought out for the "human side" of tech, often at the intersection of business and tech. Co-created Humanizing Your Brand with ad agency imre. Hosted the recent CoreConnect: Marketing Made Human (NYC; SVA Theater).


-Outside of keynote talks and co-hosting Funny as Tech (live show and podcast), often serve as a host for technology events. Hosted the 2nd annual Social Media Safety in Schools (San Franciso), CoreConnect: Marketing Made Human (NYC), and the Games for Change Awards (NYC; The New School).