David Chalk

David Chalk

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AI Expert, Change Management Coach, Serial Entrepreneur and Inspirational Speaker

Meet David Chalk, the Maverick Mind in AI and all thing Technology!

David isn’t just your run-of-the-mill expert; he’s a trailblazing visionary in AI and technology, whose insights electrify Fortune 500 boardrooms. As a Change Management Business Coach, David possesses a rare gift: he demystifies the labyrinth of tech speak, making AI’s revolutionary impact on business crystal clear.

Imagine a question so complex, so intricate that it baffles the best minds. Now meet David, who’s never encountered a tech query he couldn’t untangle with ease. This unparalleled expertise has placed him at the summit of Artificial Intelligence mastery.

For 12 spellbinding years, David was the charismatic host of “Chalk Media,” a TV phenomenon that guided millions through the tech jungle, introducing the latest gadgets and innovations with unmatched flair. His strategic genius caught the eye of none other than Bill Gates in the 90s, leading to a groundbreaking collaboration on Microsoft’s future directions.

But David’s brilliance doesn’t stop at punditry. He’s the entrepreneurial spirit behind over 15 groundbreaking ventures, from Doppler Computer Superstores to Chalk Media, and from the pioneering Decision-Zone Cyber Defence Technology to the eco-conscious Trees Matter. His latest ventures, including CalmWear™ Compression Clothing for Autism, highlight his commitment to making a tangible difference in people’s lives.

His trophy shelf is overflowing with accolades for retail innovation, marketing genius, and leadership, recognized as Canada’s Top Marketer by the Retail Council of Canada. With over 150 articles celebrating his visionary work and the landmark acquisition of Chalk Media by RIM in 2008, David’s impact is undeniable.

Yet, beneath the laurels and achievements beats the heart of a relentless fighter. Diagnosed with Dyslexia in his 40s, David faced an education system that seemed designed for his defeat. His journey from struggling student to tech titan is nothing short of inspiring, a story he shares in the moving documentary “The Truth About Reading,” spotlighting the vital link between literacy and reaching our fullest potential.

David Chalk isn’t just a master of technology; he’s a beacon of hope, demonstrating that with resilience, understanding, and the right mentorship, the sky’s the limit. Join him on a journey to the future, where technology and human potential meet and where every challenge is an opportunity for innovation.

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Speaking topics

The Truth about AI

In this talk, David will share how everything is being influenced and guided by AI in amazing new ways.  With 15 years direct experience with AI, David knows it’s applications for every industry.  Where it’s going, what it can do and what it can’t do.

Audiences will fully understand why this new business tool is not threatening but very very exciting as David showcases the practical and humorous ways of how AI can be used everyday. It is bringing about disruptive change but with that comes immense opportunity for those who get themselves AI ready.

Get informed by someone who has been instrumental in the deployment of AI applications and who is able to clearly share how it can positively impact your industry.

AI for Literacy - The Reading Roadmap

In this keynote, David Chalk will explain how AI can help anyone to overcome a literacy challenge by providing real-time, adaptive support tailored to individual needs.  The fundamental message is one of hope, showing that with the right tools and support, overcoming literacy and any reading barriers is achievable.

Through his personal story of learning to read at the age of 62,  David inspires and demonstrates that with AI,  you can be dyslexic or not have any ability to read at all but today, you can turn it all around, in a matter of weeks.

The result is not only literacy and the ability to read but a freedom from the burden of shame that plaques anyone suffering from illiteracy.

Real Change Management

Resistance to change is hard wired in all human beings.

In this keynote David shares the real cause of why this happens no matter how prepared an organization may be to change.   He explains how the brain responds and what organizations and leaders need to understand to manage successful transformations.

David shares countless examples of what happens when leaders recognize it’s not change that creates resistance but the autonomic reaction that occurs  in the brain from any disruption.

Audiences leave with a new perspective and understanding on why resistance happens and what they can do about it.   This knowledge leads to a culture where change is embraced and anticipated.

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Speaker testimonials

Thank you for your wonderful presentation at our Curriculum Implementation Day. I asked you to create a sense of awe and to be inspiring and you certainly were both. I also asked you to explain what AI is and what it is not and, again, you did it. There is a real buzz in our staff to learn more and to use AI appropriately. It was an absolute pleasure to have you part of our special day.

North Vancouver School District

We wanted to express our sincere appreciation for your outstanding contribution to the Tico Blockchain Conference. Your participation greatly enriched the event, and we are thrilled to provide you with some feedback on your involvement. Your presence on the panel and your insights significantly elevated the quality of the conference. We all left with the distinct impression that there wasn’t a single question for which you didn’t possess the answer :). Your valuable contributions showcased not only your expertise but also your brilliance as both an individual and an expert in the field. Throughout the event, we received numerous positive comments from the audience regarding your expertise and presentation style. Your ability to address complex topics with ease, clarity and enthusiasm was particularly well-received, and your warm and approachable personality made a lasting impression on everyone. Given the tremendous value you brought to the conference, we would be delighted to invite you to future events. Thank you for being an invaluable part of our conference’s success.

Tico Blockchain Conference

It was great. David was the highlight of the event and extremely generous with his time. There was a buzz about AI for the entirety of the event. I would highly recommend him to other groups.

I just wanted to reach out and see if you would pass along to David how much our MISA group enjoyed his Keynote. He delivered a great speech so thank you again for getting him booked for us! I for one certainly enjoyed his approach to cybersecurity, and I know it resonated with a lot of people there.

MISA 2023

Virtual Keynote Feedback 2021: David was an excellent keynote for our audience. We had great feedback and it was a perfect way to kick off our 14th CMS.

Canada Masonry Centre

Virtual Keynote Feedback 2021: On behalf of the SIGMA and SAP-ERP teams I would like to thank you for your participation to our Gathering yesterday. Your presentation was very much appreciated and I would like to share with you some comments from the audience made through the Chat function: “David Chalk provide us information that we cannot avoid because our fear!” …
“Thank you, amazing presentations!! Kudos to organisers, I cannot wait for the next one!” …
“Mind blowing !!! Thank you David !!!” …
“This was a very impressive presentation! Wow! Thank you so much! You are very inspiring! …
“This is an amazing presentation. For many of us it is an eye opener and good learning piece.” …
“THANK YOU!! That was so engaging, you had my attention the entire time!” …
“Thank you David and to the organizers. Your presentation is eye-opening and extremely helpful and encourages each one of us to achieve success, conquer our fears and contribute to our future.” …

Your presentation did resonate with us and you made important links between our transformation Journey and the future of technology by emphasizing on the fact that we must prepare through continuous learning in order to stay relevant and experts in our field in this fast evolving digital environment!

Public Services and Procurement Canada / Government of Canada

On behalf of Unifor and Unifor National Skilled Trades Council we would like to thankyou for your speaking engagement to our conference. Our delegates were thoroughly engaged and left the conference with more awareness of present and future technology, which was perfectly themed to our conference. Our members were excited to hear your views on autonomous vehicles as well as questioning whether to own a bedroom television. Thank you for your insight and taking the time to answer questions and engage with our members after your address and wish you all the best.

Unifor 2019

David was powerful. Very himself on stage. His message resonated deeply with our clients. Great lessons and insights, and he spoke from experience which was evident. Would I recommend David? For audiences like ours which included business people and entrepreneurs, absolutely. He over-delivered, was very warm and welcoming and really spent the time to get to know many of our clients and add value on and off the stage. The standing ovation said it all really.

Eric Collins | Kerwin Rae

Where have you been all this time, I have looked everywhere for someone to partner with who is articulate and has such knowledge that they can clearly explain anything on technology. I have come across no one like you. The way in which you tie your explanations to people’s lives stems in large part I believe from the learning disabilities. It gives you a strong empathetic tie with your audiences. Congratulations David!

Martha Stewart | Omni Media

Thank you very much for the wonderful keynote you gave for our conference. We had many people tell us how inspiring your keynote was ! I wish you all the best and thank you again!

Lynn | St. Claire College

Thank you for recommending David Chalk as our opening keynote for the ORCA CON, September 14, 2018 event. Please relay to David that we have received excellent feedback on his session. His information was riveting and attendees found the content extremely forward-thinking! One attendee noted “PS. Btw, I also thought the keynote was one of the best ever. Better than a Stephen King novel”. Again, thank you and thank David on ORCA’s behalf!

JoAnne Prior | Ontario Retirement Communities Association

At the end of a long day of listening to speakers, I thought I would end the day early and skip this last session, which was David’s. Luckily, I stayed and listened to the best session of the day. Many of my colleagues came out of the session with a whole new attitude.

Leslie W

He is the sharpest listener and speaker I have ever come across.

Monica Morong

David’s presentation was by far the best keynote we’ve had for this event. His knowledge, experience and perspective on the event topic was extremely thought provoking and created great conversation during and after the event. We would definitely recommend David.

Priscilla Petgrave, Mgr | Conexsys Communications Limited

We would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to you and Mr. Chalk. The Symposium went really well and we had over 100 advisors attend the event! We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our advisors for Mr. Chalk’s presentation, it’s a very exciting speech indeed!

PPI Solutions

David’s presentation last week in Gatineau was absolutely fantastic!


​David’s lecture was very relevant for the agenda: the message was relevant, the lecture well prepared (tailored to the audience) and delivered with authority and passion. David has had extraordinary experiences and his expertise/knowledge was clearly evident. More importantly I would underscore his presentation style, personable approach and engagement with the audience as well as with individuals who approached him for further discussion following the session. There were many positive comments and we are indeed appreciative of your recommendation as well as David’s willingness to step up. Your office was excellent to work with – and we would be pleased to recommend David Chalk as a speaker or your firm anytime.

Saskatchewan Library Associations

I just wanted to pass along a quick email to thank you for speaking at the TIANS Nova Scotia tourism summit. Here we are two weeks later and my mind is still spinning. I have earmarked your recommended reading. I believe your presentation was by far one of the best we have seen at the conference and really appreciate you being there.

Wes Surrett | Pictou Lodge Beach Resort

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