Dave Coplin

The Original Chief Envisioner Officer at Microsoft, TED Speaker, Best Selling Author & NED at Mitchells & Butlers Plc & Vianet Group Plc

Best known as the founder of The Envisioners, Dave Coplin is also a best-selling author, alchemist and catalyst. His light-hearted yet effective keynote speeches revolve around how you can utilise technology to its full potential in order to benefit your business and it’s development. With a range of unique insights, Coplin delivers the most compelling after-dinner speech to inspire his listeners to become more open-minded.

Dave kickstarted his long-spanning career at KPMG Global as a Macintosh Specialist where he was responsible for the maintenance and development of the UK firm’s Apple Macintosh platform. He gained more responsibility as he became the Technology Manager, Director of Technology Architecture and finally the Director of Technology Architecture and Research.

In 2005, Coplin began working for the tech giant, Microsoft as their Enterprise Strategy Consultant. Only a year later he was made the Senior Engagement Manager before becoming the Chief Envisioning Officer in 2010. Throughout his time with the computer and software company, he established himself as the leading advocate for the future potential of technology.

Having amassed over 25 years of experience within the technology sector, Dave has now set up The Envisioners to help businesses and professionals envision their own future. As a highly sought after speaker, Coplin invites his audiences to change their views and relationship with technology and teaches them how they can utilise it to help them work in smarter ways.

A highly intelligent and unique speaker, Dave Coplin is available to book with the Champions Speakers Agency. He is able to make revolutionary changes to businesses of any size with his technical know-how, leading expertise and entertaining delivery. Having worked with high-profile clients including Google, Facebook, and Vodafone and speaking at some of the worlds largest tech conferences including Mind the Product, Coplin has established himself as an accredited consultant and inspirational speaker.

To book Dave Coplin as the technology speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When at corporate events, Dave is known to discuss the following topics:

  • Potential Of Technology
  • Catalyst Of Change
  • Technology & Innovation
  • The Envisioners

Listen to Dave’s full-length keynote at Xerocon London, where he discusses his previous role of Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft:

Get another taste for what Dave is like at corporate events, by watching the video below:

See what people had to say about Dave, when he appeared at their corporate events:

“Our guests rated your session on The Future of Digital and The Rise of the Humans as excellent.” – Vodafone

“Dave was great for our audience, with humour and inspiration – the delegates loved him. Feedback has been fabulous – just what was needed to close the day and leave everyone with energy and thought-provoking content. Excellent service and support from DBA Speakers throughout – thank you!”- 1 Spatial plc

“Dave – You went down a storm! The event was exceptionally well received. Thanks for your insight and challenge.” – Connect Plus M25

“Just a quick note of thanks for what I would rate as the best after lunch talk I had ever heard. Informative and thought provoking.” – Alan Priddy, Leader, Team Britannia

“A big thank you to Dave and Diana for all your help over the past few weeks. Dave’s opening keynote was brilliant and created the buzz we wanted – then his Q&A, and closing keynotes were excellent too. We are enormously grateful for your help, input and support at this fantastic, global event.” – Children’s Global Media Summit, Manchester 2017 (global broadcasters and media companies)

“Thank you so much for your enthusiasm, energy and commitment to the Children’s Global Media Summit 2017. Your presence was invaluable. Your Keynote opening speech was so well received and became the ‘thing’ of many conversations! It is a pleasure working with you and Diana, and we hope to work with you again in the future.” – Vanessa Amberleigh, Genre Lead, BBC Children’s Preschool

“Diana – as you could tell, Dave went down a bomb at the Worcestershire LEP Conference! He was a perfect fit for our event and was so much more than “a speaker” to our client. including very relevant conversations during networking. Dave arriving early so that he could listen to the context of the programme was a huge benefit. Thank you very much for suggesting him and securing him for us – our credibility has certainly been upheld!” – Rose Padmore, MD Opening Doors & Venues, UK

“Dave was great: so easy to work with and everyone loved his session. Rated as “excellent” on every feedback form.” – K3 Retail

“Dave was excellent – highly engaging and with a great message, delivered very effectively. Even better, Diana provides exceptional service and instinctively understood the brief, and suggested Dave.”– Leading global private investment company (name and address supplied)

“THANK YOU Dave. You blew them away: feedback has been exceptional. You received 100% Excellent or Very Good: this is rare indeed! A real pleasure to work with you and DBA Speakers. We look forward to staying in touch.” – Benchmark for Business, London

“Just wanted to say thank you for giving the keynote. You kicked things off perfectly and created a real buzz at the events – lots on social media, tweets and questions. And lots of praise from delegates on your talk, all day. Excellent” – EMAP (TechFest 2017)

“Dave was just perfect: entertaining and 100% relevant to our agenda. DBA were really helpful, so we’ll be back to discuss next year’s Summit.” – Gladstone Software

“Dave Coplin was genuinely… awesome! Brilliant placing and pace of delivery. A great way to start our day! Dave was definitely the right choice. Thanks Diana!” – Editor, New Civil Engineer magazine

“Dave was brilliant!” – London Business Forum

“A vibrant and charismatic speaker. Our packed, 1600 multi-national audience really enjoyed hearing Dave”. – SIGBI Malta 2016

“Dave was a thoughtful and passionate presenter who contributed significantly to the success of the day.” – Leading UK food supplier – name and address supplied

“Diana – it was absolutely wonderful to have Dave at our Dinner – thank you for making this happen. To deliver a better future, we must challenge our thinking about how we can influence change and work together. Dave’s talk inspired us to think about how we use data and technology to inspire and influence others to make change happen. He is a dynamic speaker who kept the diverse audience engaged throughout his whole presentation”. – Pancreatic Cancer UK

“Great speaker! Great recommendation from DBA!” – Leading investment company, London

“Dave’s speech completely resonated with our audience and definitely challenged their mindset. The immediate responses following his presentation are exceptional. Dave Coplin is an excellent communicator.” – Business Centre Association

“Dave’s talk was amazing. Not only did the content fit our “Science of Customer” theme perfectly, but his energy and charisma on-stage are second to none. We’ve seen lots of good speakers. Dave is one of the very best. Please convey our gratitude to Dave for a great closing keynote.” – Technology for Marketing and E-Commerce Expo UBM, via JLA London

“Everyone is delighted with the day. A great success with lots of positive feedback. Dave was the highlight and a definite favourite of everyone there. Lots of client feedback, specifically on how thought-provoking and entertaining Dave was.” – Communisis

“Dave Coplin gave an inspiring presentation. It made me realise how much we are tied down by our desktop and mobile devices and how we seem to be working longer, rather than working smarter. I’m going to look at how I work and how I can get technology to work for me, not the other way around.” – University of Lincoln

“Dave blew us out the water with embracing technology. Inspiring, motivational and, at times down right terrifying.”

“Amazing Dave Coplin presentation at MTP. One of the best speakers I have ever heard.”

“Hearing Dave was a goose-bump moment!”

– Feedback from delegates at Mind The Product, Barbican (London), September 2015 

“I really appreciated Dave involving himself so much in the event and making himself available to attendees for the evening (and beyond…).” – CEO, CIPD, London

“Thank you so much for speaking at our Conference last week. In our survey of all attendees, I am delighted to say that your presentation scored the highest. We hope to find an opportunity to invite you back in the future.  Delighted that Diana recommended you.” – Tad Zurlinden, CEO, Association of Relocation Professionals, September 2015, London

“Our staff absolutely loved Dave’s speech. We received superb feedback. Excellent recommendation from Diana to invite him.” – Mizuho International Bank

“Excellent! Dave was a brilliant and inspired choice for our audience. Feedback has been great. We’d certainly recommend Dave. Special thanks to DBA for recommending him and for their excellent pre-event support– you can’t improve on perfection!” – Toby Babb, MD, Harrington Starr Ltd, London, June 2015 (Business Breakfast for 200 Fin-Tech executives from broad range of UK and international companies)

“Dave Coplin delivered an inspiring and engaging keynote at our PPMA National Conference attended by over 300 Chief Executives, senior directors, managers and guests from across the UK and North America. From the start until the end, Dave created an interactive environment that kept the delegates engaged throughout, with his informative and enthusiastic delivery. Feedback from delegates has been amazing. I’ve had many comments about how much they enjoyed Dave’s session: it was funny, enlightening, thought-provoking, entertaining and educational. I look forward to working with Dave more in the future, and to seeing him present at another Conference soon”. – Barry Pirie, President, Public Service Manager’s Association, Annual Conference, Bristol, UK, May 2015

“Very good indeed – many thanks.” (Panel session discussing the future of work, inspiring the next generation, and topics which UK and global C-Suite leaders are tackling now and in the future) – The Economist Talent Summit, London June 2015