David is regarded as one of the world’s top experts on disruptive innovation and exponentially advancing technology. His passion is developing technologies that can scale up to transform the lives of the billions of people suffering in the world.
David has served as Vice President of Singularity University and two-time Director (and alumnus) of its Graduate Studies Program. He is an award winning CEO and serial entrepreneur, and has started ventures backed with over $100 million of investment from Kleiner Perkins, Vinod Khosla, Cisco, Oracle, Accenture and In-Q-Tel among others.
He served as a decorated military officer, a Special Agent, and in multiple executive public service roles. He returned to public service after working as an Investment Banker in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Goldman Sachs Headquarters.
David is Chairman at HaloDrop, a revolutionary global drone services company, Chairman at 1QBit the world’s first software company for quantum computers and an adviser to Made-In-Space, the company responsible for manufacturing the first objects in orbit with a 3D printer on the Space Station.
His fascination with technology began In fourth grade when he built a hovering electric drone to carry his younger sister to the bus stop, powered by what was formerly his mother’s vacuum cleaner— fortunately limited by the length of an electric power cord.
David received his BS. in Computer Science & Engineering from M.I.T., majoring in Artificial Intelligence and Bio-Computer Engineering and an MBA from Harvard Business School.