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David  Pogue

David Pogue

New York Times Columnist, Emmy-Winning CBS Sunday Morning Contributor & NOVA Host


The go-to expert on disruptive tech in a fast-changing world, David Pogue is a New York Times best-selling author, beloved CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, NOVA host on PBS, and New York Times contributor. Whether he’s covering AI, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, the latest consumer tech, a post-robot world, or preparing for climate change, David is a master communicator who brings even the most non-technical audiences up to speed. His highly entertaining keynotes prove that science and technology blend brilliantly with storytelling, humor, and, frequently, music and song. David Pogue provides invaluable insights on how technology impacts our work, businesses, health, society and connections with each other— now and into the future. Read More >

A former columnist for the New York Times and Scientific American, and a five-time Emmy winner for his stories on CBS Sunday Morning, David Pogue has been at the forefront of new and emerging tech trends for decades. 

David is one of the world’s best-selling “how-to” authors, with more than 120 titles and 3 million copies in print. These include seven books in the For Dummies series, his New York Times best-selling Pogue’s Basics series of essential tips and shortcuts, and the Missing Manual series of computer books. His 2021 book, How to Prepare for Climate Change provides highly practical advice on preparing for an era of extreme weather events and other climate-caused chaos.

With broad appeal to general, business, healthcare, and tech audiences alike, David Pogue brings expansive knowledge, engaging wit, and an occasional song to center stage. Audiences leave as informed as they are entertained, with an enlightened perspective of the state of technology today — and how it’s shaping everyone’s tomorrow. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

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Virtual Keynote | Tech & the Great Lockdown: The Three Big Questions

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The Internet of Good (and Bad) Things

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Disruptive Technology: What's New What's Next?

Speech Topics

Disruptive Tech: How it Will Affect Your Business & Industry

From AI and climate tech to the Internet of Things, drones, self-driving cars, consumer tech and the latest disrupters emerging on the horizon, New York Times columnist David Pogue examines how technology will continue to impact your industry, business, customers, and the world we live in. Combining knowledge gained researching and writing about technology with the entertaining style that has earned him multiple Emmys for his CBS Sunday Morning stories, David simplifies the complex and prepares audiences to take on the future. He also looks at how the next wave of consumer tech will impact the workplace. His funny, fast-paced snapshot will bring you up to date – with a head’s up on how to succeed in a world and climate we’ve never seen before. Read More >

This engaging and informative talk is intended to be tailored to the client’s specific industry and business challenges. David Pogue will confer with you prior to your event to discuss your goals and customize content to make it highly relevant to your audience. Read Less ^

The Post AI & Robot World: Life in 2050

From autonomous vehicles and delivery drones to unmanned grocery stores, we’ve seen a rise of people-replacing technologies within the last few years.  As these changes continue, it’s time to start thinking about the post-robot, post-AI world. What will all of these displaced workers do? How will they get an income? Most of all, how will they find meaning? In this talk, New York Times  best-selling author David Pogue explores where we are on the road to automated employees, preparing audiences practically and emotionally for that very near future. Examining both the societal and individual impacts, David looks at the challenges ahead and evaluates some of the solutions.

How to Prepare for Climate Change

Maybe you’re liberal, maybe you’re conservative. Maybe you think the climate crisis is man-made, maybe you don’t. Maybe you think the whole thing is a Chinese hoax. Read More >

It doesn’t matter. The time for bickering is long gone. The world has warmed, natural systems are going haywire, and you should begin to prepare.

Most people assume that governments, corporations, and institutions are the only entities capable of developing protection against climate chaos. But for his new book How to Prepare for Climate Change, New York Times bestselling author David Pogue spent a year researching the answers to a new question: How can an individual prepare for the coming era of chaos?

Where to live. How to build. Where to invest. What to eat. What to grow. What to study. How to talk to your kids (and whether to have them). How to be medically prepared. And, as extreme-weather events become more commonplace in every state in America, how to prepare for flooding, wildfire, drought, hurricane, heat waves, and social breakdown.

This presentation is lively, current, eye-opening, filled with surprising revelations — and, ultimately, uplifting. After having our heads pounded day after day by depressing headlines, Pogue presents a breath of fresh air: A practical path forward that’s entirely within your own control. Read Less ^

Smart Cities

In Pittsburgh, nobody sits at a red light anymore if there aren’t any other cars at the intersection. In Palo Alto, nobody clogs the streets driving around looking for parking; an app shows them where the open parking spots are. In Singapore, public cameras issue you a ticket automatically if you spit in public. Read More >

Welcome to smart cities, where cheap sensors and city-wide Internet let the moving parts of urban life talk to each other—and to city departments and city residents. The goal is a massive savings of money, time, and carbon emissions, not to mention improved public safety and convenience. The challenges: Funding, know-how, and striking the right privacy balance.

In this entertaining, informative crash course, five-time Emmy-winning tech columnist David Pogue traces the smart-city timeline—from the past (the smartphone, Internet of Things gadgets, smart buildings) to a vision of tomorrow’s cities—with examples, case studies, and a wry sense of humor. Read Less ^

Tech & The Great Lockdown

When the world began staying at home, it became immediately apparent how this pandemic would be different from the 1918 flu pandemic: This time, we have the Internet. Read More >

Video chat apps like Zoom make possible virtual versions of every conceivable gathering: Meetings, school classes, music and theater performances, religious services, exercise classes, game nights, and even weddings.

But equally suddenly, questions arose about technology’s role in our new lifestyle. Is Zoom secure enough to trust? Can the Internet handle the strain of 300 million Americans streaming video simultaneously? Can our smartphones be used to trace the spread of the virus—and should they? And then there’s the elephant in the room: What about Americans who don’t have broadband Internet? How are they supposed to work and take their classes?

The number of “Internet-unserved” or "Internet-underserved” Americans is somewhere between 21 million (the government’s estimate) and a staggering 150 million people (analyst estimates). As it turns out, there are some important reasons why those estimates are so wildly different, and they pose a critical question: Is the Internet a necessity, like water and electricity? Or do we still consider it a luxury?

In this up-to-the-second presentation, CBS Sunday Morning/New York Times contributor David Pogue takes us on a deep dive into these questions—and the answers—with clarity and humor. Read Less ^