Dr. David Chalk is a Technology Futurist who has been accurately predicting the interaction of humans and computers and their impact on Industry for over 30 years. Awarded a Doctorate Degree in technology by the University of the Fraser Valley, David started his entrepreneurial journey building and selling computers in his basement.
He has since been called upon by Stanford University and USA Homeland Security for his knowledge and consultation on Cyber Security. And founded more than 15 companies including Doppler Computer Superstores, Chalk Media, Decision-Zone Cyber Defence Technology, Trees Matter, Terra Sol Civil Construction, New Century Video Streaming and CalmWear™ Compression Clothing for Autism to name a few.
Many will recognize David from his TV show where for 12 years, he helped Canadians learn how to use all the new technology and gadgets. He has won numerous awards on retail innovation, retail marketing and leadership including Top Marketer in Canada from the Retail Council of Canada.
What is most inspiring about David Chalk’s story is that he was born with cognitive damage – a blue baby. He has no short term memory, is ADHD and Dyslexic, something he only discovered in his 40’s. He has lived with mental health challenges including anxiety and depression using coping skills and by focusing on what he could do. David Chalk inspires audiences with what he has overcome and achieved in his incredibly wide ranging career.
In May 2020, David published a chapter in Brian Tracey’s new book “THINK BIG: In both Business and Life” David’s chapter is the “Genesis Hack” , how to make it possible for computers to be 100% immune to any virus. It’s revolutionary and a must read!
In 2021 David participated in John Corcoran’s ” the teacher who could not read” documentary https://www.johncorcoranfoundation.org/and in his teachings. After years of living with severe Dyslexia, David learned to read perfectly!! Today his purpose is to share the “how” everyone with dyslexia can read, with as many audiences as possible.
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- Future of Work: The Hybrid Workforce
David shares his experiences and the technology trends that support the Future of Work, the Hybrid Remote Workforce.
- Sub Literacy and Innovation
David Chalk knows most organizations rarely calculate the impact of an illiterate or sub illiterate work force. Many workers are able to read and write but comprehending, the essential step to innovative thought, is often an unconscious struggle that leads to stress and anxiety. Stress blocks innovative thinking and stifles growth. Learn how to measure the literacy of your workforce and support those who need more to reach their true potential. David shares the tools that brought him award winning success in business and raises the ability to comprehend to a level where innovation can thrive. A level he never knew was possible, until he experienced it himself when he learned to read, as an adult.
- Technology and Workplace Safety
Workplace safety is being enhanced with the introduction of new technologies.
Sharing the latest safety technologies from wearables to augmented realities, this keynote is an exciting look at what technology trends will help you keep everyone safe.