David Ryan Polgar is committed to tackling wicked tech & society issues and building a robust Responsible Tech ecosystem.
Responsible Tech leader
David Ryan Polgar is a pioneering tech ethicist, Responsible Tech advocate, and expert on ways to improve social media and our information ecosystem, along with increasing the ethical considerations regarding emerging technologies. He specializes in uniting a diverse range of stakeholders in order to tackle complex tech & society issues, cultivating conducive environments for forward progress.
David is the founder of All Tech Is Human, an organization committed to growing the Responsible Tech movement and making a stronger Responsible Tech ecosystem that is more capable of tackling complex tech & society issues. As the leader of All Tech Is Human, he has created a unique grassroots-power model that is uniting thousands of individuals across the globe to understand values, best practices, and best pathways forward. His work building a large and diverse community of individuals coming together to tackle wicked problems was recently covered in the MIT Technology Review and will be an entire chapter in Greg Epstein's upcoming book, Tech Agnostic: How Technology Became the World’s Most Powerful Religion, and Why It Desperately Needs a Reformation.
In March 2020, David became a member of TikTok’s Content Advisory Council, providing expertise around the delicate and difficult challenges facing social media platforms to expand expression while limiting harm. He appears in the newly-released documentary, TikTok, Boom. David is an expert advisor for the World Economic Forum's Global Coalition for Digital Safety and a member of Teleperformance's Trust & Safety Advisory Council to provide insight and suggestions around its content moderation activities.
An international speaker with rare insight into building a better tech future, David has been on stage at Harvard Business School, Princeton University, Yale School of Management, Notre Dame, Statcom Summit (Istanbul), The School of the New York Times, TechChill (Latvia), The Next Web (Netherlands), FutureNow (Slovakia), Infoshare (Poland), NATO, and many more. His commentary has appeared on CBS This Morning, TODAY show, BBC World News, MSNBC, Fast Company, The Guardian, SiriusXM, Associated Press, LA Times, USA Today, and more.
The main throughline throughout David’s work is that we need a collaborative, multi-stakeholder, and multidisciplinary approach in order to build a tech future that is aligned with the public interest.
David is an international speaker appearing at conferences, universities, and special gatherings.
Fireside chat about All Tech Is Human
Podcast interview about building the Responsible Tech movement
Our tech future is up to us (video)
Demo reel with speaking clips
All Tech Is Human explainer video
Podcast series hosted by David Ryan Polgar
Tech ethics video series
The complexity of reducing online harms while promoting free expression (video)