"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

 

 

AS FEATURED

CBS This Morning, BBC World News, TODAY show, Fast Company, SiriusXM, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, USA Today, Engadget, WIRED, 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, Men's Health (UK), 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), Florida State University, and many more.

 

Recent Press

Recent Writing 

 

Next Speaking​ (speaking reel)

  • Speaking engagements for the Spring of 2020 have been postponed due to Covid-19, currently being rescheduled for 2021. Interested in booking for 2021? Reach out! Here is a very relevant talk on tackling hate speech & misinformation on social media platforms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TECH ETHICIST & DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP EXPERT Responsible Tech Leader

David Ryan Polgar is a leading voice in the areas of tech ethics, digital citizenship, 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 is the co-host/co-creator of Funny as Tech, a NYC-based podcast & occasional live show that deals with our messy relationship with technology, and is the founder of All Tech Is Human, an accelerator for tech consideration & hub for the Responsible Tech movement. David recently developed a digital citizenship class for adults and a tech ethics hub for college students. He serves as a founding member of TikTok's Content Advisory Council, along with the Technology & Adolescent Mental Wellness (TAM program).

PIONEERING IDEAS

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 consideration" based in NYC that is the hub for the people & orgs committed to a better tech future. 

SPEAKING

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)

DEMO REEL

WRITING

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.

MEDIA COMMENTARY

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. 

 HIGHLIGHTS:

 

-Pioneering tech ethicist and digital citizenship expert.

-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 accelerator for tech consideration and hub for the Responsible Tech movement. All Tech Is Human has held ethical tech summits in NYC, SF, and Seattle. They are currently holding regular livestream conversations, started a weekly CHANGEMAKERS interview series, and more. 

-Member of TikTok's Content Advisory Council. Read HERE

 

-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, x.ai's Dennis Mortensen, Laurie Segall, diversity 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. 

 

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