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"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,




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Previous Speaking (speaking reel)

3-time TEDx, Harvard Business School, Princeton University, Notre Dame (Technology Ethics Center), NATO, State Department, The School of The New York Times, TechChill (Latvia), FutureNow Conference (Slovakia), TNW (Amsterdam), Future Health Summit (Dublin), Florida State University, EGG On Air, and many more.


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Here is a very relevant talk on tackling hate speech & misinformation on social media platforms. Here is a recent talk on building the Responsible AI pipeline.

  • Bringing Responsibility and Tech Ethics into the Organization, a video series developed for Dataiku. (free resource)










TECH ETHICIST & DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP EXPERT Responsible Tech Leader | Founder of All Tech Is Human

David Ryan Polgar is a leading voice in the areas of tech ethics, digital citizenship, responsible tech, and what it means to be human in the digital age. David is a global speaker, a regular media commentator for national & international press, and a frequent advisor & consultant on building a better tech future. He serves as a founding member of TikTok's Content Advisory Council, along with the Technology & Adolescent Mental Wellness (TAM program). 


David is the founder of All Tech Is Human, an organization committed to informing & inspiring the next generation of responsible technologists & changemakers. Leading the organization, David recently developed a "Responsible Tech Guide" to help college students, grad students, and young professionals get plugged into the Responsible Tech ecosystem. In addition, David spearheaded the report, Improving Social Media: The People, Organizations and Ideas for a Better Tech Future. He also co-led the report, The Business Case for AI Ethics: Moving from Theory to Action.

He is also the co-host/co-creator of Funny as Tech, a NYC-based podcast & occasional live show that deals with our messy relationship with technology.


David recently has developed a digital citizenship class for adults and a tech ethics hub for college students, and recently filmed a free class on Bringing Responsibility and Tech Ethics into the Organization.


On the forefront of issues related to tech ethics, digital citizenship, and promoting Responsible Tech. Founder of All Tech Is Human, which is committed to informing & inspiring the next generation of responsible technologists & changemakers.  


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)



David has been a contributor for Forbes, IBM thinkLeaders, Big Think, Quartz, and Dell Perspectives.

Currently writing a book on how we can build a better tech future & writing monthly think pieces for Built In.


Frequently providing insight and perspective on tech ethics, content moderation, digital citizenship, and the Responsible Tech movement. Available for TV, radio, podcast, print, and online. 

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-Pioneering tech ethicist and digital citizenship expert. A leader in the Responsible Tech movement.

-International speaker, frequently found at universities and conferences tackling thorny dilemmas in tech and offering insight into how industry, government, and the general public can collaborate to build a better tech future. 


-Founder of the All Tech Is Human, an organization committed to building the Responsible Tech pipeline by informing & inspiring the next generation of responsible technologists & changemakers. All Tech Is Human recently released a free resource, in partnership with NYU's Alliance for Public Interest Technology, aimed at college students, grad students, and young professionals looking to get into the Responsible Tech field. You can read the Guide to Responsible Tech: How to Get Involved & Build a Better Tech Future at (where it will occasionally be updated). The organization also released The Business Case for AI Ethics: Moving From Theory to Action, and is currently working on Improving Social Media: The People, Organizations, & Ideas for a Better Tech Future. 

-Member of TikTok's Content Advisory Council. Read HERE. Noted expert around balancing free expression on social media platforms while also limiting harm, misinformation, and more. 

-Monthly contributor to Built In, writing about issues regarding improving social media and growing the responsible tech movement.

-Research & Equitable Leadership (REEL) award recognizing equitable thought leaders. "Polgar has earned
a spot on the REEL list for his research and for advocating for greater collaboration between industry and civil society, more interdisciplinary approaches to solving thorny tech/society issues, and better aligning technology with our individual and societal interests."


-Co-creator/co-host of Funny as Tech, a regular podcast and occasional live show that tackles the thorniest issues in tech. Past guests have included Douglas Rushkoff, Manoush Zomorodi, Baratunde Thurston,'s Dennis Mortensen, Laurie Segall, Tracy Chou, author Nir Eyal, CNET's Bridget Carey, Foursquare's Dennis Crowley, and comedian Chuck Nice. Exploring topics such as trolls, tech ethics, diversity in tech, the future of communication, VR & AR, and so much more. 


-Writer about tech ethics, digital citizenship, and what it means to be human in the digital age (read HERE). 


-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.

-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 Francisco), CoreConnect: Marketing Made Human (NYC), and the Games for Change Awards (NYC; The New School).

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