Recent articles, interviews and presentations

David is a regular presenter on the future of work, emerging trends in skills and technology.

His recent book “Don’t Worry About the Robots: how to survive and thrive in the new world of work” was co-authored with Dr Jo Cribb and published in June 2024.

“Some of the best advice I’ve read”  The Listener

“This book will disrupt everything you think you know about work. Read it.” Dr Michele Dickinson aka Nanogirl

“Go out and grab a copy of this book if you, your staff or your board are still considering the impact of technological transformation and new business models.” Francis Valintine, Tech Futures Lab

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Click here to order the e-book

“AI, robots and the workplace"

Interview with National Business Review, June 2024  Click here to listen

“Things to know about being a Director of SMEs and NFPs"

Board Matters podcast interview, November 2023  Click here to listen

“Why you need to create your own advisory board"

Article by Divina Paredes, August 2021  Click here to read

"The role of Artificial Intelligence in the Future of Education"

Techweek, July 2020

  1. Panel with Emma Naji (AI Forum), Andrew Churches (Kristin School)    Click here to listen
  2. Panel with Veronica Liesaputra (Otago University), Duance Grace (ED Systems), Andrew Churches   Click here to listen

“How to survive in the world of work post Covid-19”

NewstalkZB, May 2020            Click here to listen

"Surviving the uncertain"

Sunday Star Times, May 2020          Click here to read

“EdTech: a fast-growing business sector”

APAC CIO Outlook Magazine, December 2019       Click here to read

“Reinventing education for a tech future and addressing inequality”

Techweek 24 May, 2019

Panel with Vanessa Soresenon (Microsoft), Senthil Perumanl (Youth Hub), Mahsa Mohaghegh (AUT), Andrew McPherson (Industry Connect)   Click here to listen

“How can we personalise learning to meet diverse needs?”

Christchurch Future of Learning conference, October 2019

Panel with Shailan Patel (MYOB), Margaret Pickering (Stickmen Media)    Click here to listen

“Learning a living: must have skills for surviving in the new work environment"

Christchurch Future of Learning conference, October 2019     Click here to download presentation slides

“Beating the bots”

The Listener, August 2018      Click here to read

“Tomorrow’s jobs today”.

The Spinoff, August 2018         Click here to listen

"The robots are definitely coming but you might not need to be afraid"

The Spinoff, August 2018         Click here to read

"Create your own advisory board"

CIO Magazine, July 2018     Click here to read

“Why the future of work needs a new Hippocratic oath"

National Business Review, June 2018     Click here to read

“The future of digital classrooms"

National Radio, This Way Up, June 2010     Click here to listen