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David Pogue

New York Times Columnist, CBS Sunday Morning Correspondent, & Best-Selling Author

Biography

Tech columnist, TV host, and best-selling author David Pogue is one of the most entertaining, informative and enormously popular speakers out there today. Whether he’s covering self-driving cars, virtual reality, blockchain, drones, “robot uprisings,” the Internet of Things, or artificial intelligence, his highly engaging keynotes prove that science and technology blend brilliantly with storytelling, humor—and, frequently, music and song. David provides invaluable insights on how technology impacts our work, businesses, and connections with each other—now and into the future. Read More >

David has been at the forefront of new and emerging tech trends for nearly two decades. From 2000 to 2013, he was the New York Times weekly tech columnist. After a five-year detour to Yahoo Finance, he’s now back at the Times, writing the “Crowdwise” feature for the “Smarter Living” section.

He’s a four-time Emmy winner for his stories on CBS Sunday Morning and host of 17 science specials on NOVA on PBS. He is also one of the world’s best-selling “how-to” authors, with more than 100 titles and 3 million copies in print. These include seven books in the For Dummies series, his own Pogue’s Basics series of essential tips and shortcuts, and the Missing Manual series of computer books. Best known for previewing new consumer technology and trends and forecasting their business applications, David is also one of the country’s most sought-after speakers on disruptive technology in a fast-changing world.

With a broad appeal to general, business and tech audiences alike, David Pogue brings expansive knowledge, engaging wit, and an occasional song 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

10 top time-saving tech tips

Simplicity sells

The Internet of Good (and Bad) Things

Tips and Shortcuts to Improve Your Life

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

Speech Topics

The Next Wave of Consumer Tech & How It Will Affect Your Business

It’s standard for consumers to adopt new technologies before institutions do. But it’s also standard for these technologies to seep into the workplace through the backdoor, as those consumers become employees. How will the coming explosions in voice control, Internet of Things, automated vehicles, the sharing economy, and TV cord-cutting affect the businesses of designing, building, and marketing goods and services in the new, hyper-connected society? 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 Internet of Good Things & Bad Things

Remote-controllable devices, built with embedded sensors and constantly sending data to their owners, are the New Big Thing. Gartner predicts 21 billion of these machines in use by 2020. The new era of Connected Everything can bring safety, efficiency, and, of course, enormous savings, both in homes (lights, thermostats, appliances, security cameras…) and, especially, in industry (machines that warn when they’re about to break down, self-driving trucks, automated inventory management, and retail stores without human clerks). Which is great. But IoT is a coin with two faces. Read More >

Many IoT products are pouring forth from smaller companies without any expertise in security or privacy. And, of course, the Big One: IoT promises to displace millions of jobs. What will these displaced workers do for a living—and for meaning? David Pogue gives you a comprehensive overview of IoT and what it means to your business and everyday life. Read Less ^

Disruptive Tech: The Unrecognizable New World of Tech & Culture

Wearable tech, the cloud, drones, the quantified self, the Internet of Things, self-driving cars, augmented reality: the tech of our world is changing faster and faster. But the fascinating part is the effect it’s having on the society and culture we once knew. What will life be like when printed newspapers and books are niche relics? What are the ramifications of the massive services-for-privacy trade that young people, especially, seem willing to make? In this funny, fast-paced snapshot of the new world, Yahoo Finance Tech Critic David Pogue will bring you up to date – and help you consider what we’ll gain, what we’ll lose, and what beliefs will shift into something we’ve never seen before.

The Quantified Self: When Patients Become Doctors

Technology has made it easier than ever to track your activity levels, your sleep cycles, how you spend your time, self-diagnose yourself and more. The self trackers who near-obsessively capture and analyze their own data are part of a growing "Quantified Self" movement. Read More >

Consumer access to medical information from the Web has always been a blessing and a curse. While patients are more empowered and informed than they have ever been, new medical apps and devices are creating a world of self-testing, self-diagnosing patients, opening the healthcare industry up to a host of potential problems. Can patients be trusted to use these new devices correctly? Technologies that record heart rate and oxygen saturation, quantified-self gadgets such as Fitbit, Up and Garmin; tracking apps like the new Apple Healthkit app, apps for practitioners such as Epocrates, Anatomy Lap and OsiriX; and urinalysis devices working in tandem with your smartphone, are disrupting healthcare. And what about the issue of privacy?

In this intriguing and entertaining presentation, David Pogue explores these questions, provides some answers and demonstrates some of these new gadgets and apps, offering a clear view on how these new technologies are changing—and will continue to change—the healthcare landscape. David Pogue discusses this new movement—its benefits and drawbacks—and explores the exciting new territory that quantifiable data brings to the table. Read Less ^

Blockchain: Bitcoin & Way, Way Beyond

AI, Robotics & Life in 2050