David Chalk

David Chalk

Cyber Security Expert, Inspirational Dyslexia and Literacy Keynote Speaker, Future of Work Expert, Serial Entrepreneur and Mentor

David Chalk

Dr. David Chalk is an expert on all topics related to Technology, Software, Cyber security, Ransomware, AI, and the Future of Business.

David has been called upon by Stanford University and Microsoft to Homeland Security for his knowledge and consultation in Cyber Security.  David has worked in Artificial Intelligence at the highest levels and can unconditionally confirm that humans will always triumph over machine and why.   He shares exactly how to keep you and your organization safe from all threats.

Many will recognize David from his TV show Chalk Media where for 12 years, he helped Canadians learn how to use all the new technology and gadgets that came to market. In the late 90’s David worked with Bill Gates on strategies for Microsoft, including strategical positioning and planning.

David is the founder of more than 15 successful companies including Doppler Computer Superstores, Chalk Media, Decision-Zone Cyber Defence Technology, Trees Matter, New Century Video Streaming, and CalmWear™ Compression Clothing for Autism and most recently he offers consultation advice helping Leaders within organizations with business growth.

What is most inspiring about David Chalk’s story is that he was able to be very successful despite suffering from severe Dyslexia.  It was only at the age of 62, when he discovered  “Evidence Based Literacy Instruction” or Ebli  that he was finally able to learn how to read.   David shares his journey in the documentary “The Truth About Reading”, presented by The John Corcoran Foundation via DNA Films to be released in 2023.

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  1. Teaching the Dyslexic Student

    David always struggled to learn and although teachers tried their best, at that time, Dyslexia was undiagnosed. David was 40 when he learned he was severely dyslexic, and all the research told him was that he would never be able to read very well and that there was something wrong with his brain.  The stigma of living with Dyslexia is something David has endured until now.  At the age of 62, David discovered there are new ways to teach reading and one new way worked for him. It took him 5 days to learn how to read well and it was all recorded live for the “Truth about Reading” documentary released in 2022.

    David dispels these myths about Dyslexia

    • Dyslexic students are not smart
    • Dyslexic students are lazy
    • Dyslexia is a brain disorder
    • You can’t teach a Dyslexic person to read well
  2. Comprehension to Creativity

    David Chalk knows most organizations rarely calculate the impact of an illiterate, dyslexic 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.  This leads to  employees dealing with stress and anxiety which blocks innovative thinking and stifles growth. Learn how to measure the literacy of your workforce in a productive and meaningful way and support those who need more to reach their true potential. It’s a problem that often lies under the surface masked in secrecy.

  3. Technology, Cyber Security 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.

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!
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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