David Ryan Polgar
This session took place on November 7th.
I think about our tech use. Co-founder @FunnyAsTech | Bylines @BigThink @qz @IBMthinkLeaders | 3x @TEDx | https://davidryanpolgar.contently.com/
David is a tech writer (Big Think, Quartz, and IBM thinkLeaders), speaker (3-time TEDx, The School of The New York Times), and frequent tech commentator (SiriusXM, CNN.com, HuffPost, BBC.com). He has experience working with startups and social media companies (ASKfm), and co-founded the global Digital Citizenship Summit (held at Twitter HQ in 2016). Outside of writing and speaking, David currently serves as Trust & Safety for the teen virtual world Friendbase. He is also a board member for the non-profit #ICANHELP, which recently held the first annual #Digital 4Good event to promote student empowerment and positive tech use. David is also currently helping plan an event in San Francisco in January that will focus on social media’s role in teen suicide prevention.
He is a recognized expert in the area of cyber ethics, digital citizenship, and tech balance. David’s forward-thinking approach to online safety and digital citizenship has been recognized by various organizations and outlets across the globe and was recently singled out online by the Obama Foundation. Some of his main goals are bridging the gaps between different stakeholder groups and utilizing technology in a manner that maximizes the human existence. In an effort to increase access to the thorny discussions around tech, David recently co-founded and co-hosts a monthly live show in NYC called Funny as Tech.