David Roberts


Innovation and Disruption, Singularity University

David Roberts is regarded as one of the world top experts on disruptive
innovation and exponentially advancing technology. His passion is to help
transform the lives of a billion suffering people in the world through disruptive
innovation. David served as Vice President of Singularity University and two-time
Director (and alum) of the 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, In-Q-Tel, and others. He is the recipient of numerous awards and
medals and has led the development of some of the most complex, state-of-the
art systems ever built, to include satellites, drones, and fusion centers. He also
worked as an Investment Banker in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at
Goldman Sachs Headquarters. He received his B.S. in Computer Science &
Engineering from M.I.T. was a Distinguished Graduate, and majored in Artificial
Intelligence and Bio-Computer Engineering. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard
Business School.
David is Chairman at HaloDrop, a revolutionary global drone
services company, Chairman at 1QBit the world first software company for
quantum computers, and is a formal adviser to Made-In-Space, responsible for
manufacturing the first object in Space with a 3D printer on the Space Station.
Harvard, Stanford, and Berkeley Business schools have all written and taught
case studies on David leadership, management, and decision making. He has
been featured on the cover of the Wall Street Journal, and in USA Today, Fortune
Magazine, The New York Times, Business Week, CNN, and dozens of others. His
startups have received many awards to include Internet World Net Rising Stars,
Red Herring Catch, top 50 Private Companies in the World, Red Herring Top
100 Private Companies in the World, USA Today Tech Reviews Best Picks,
Internet Outlook Investors Choice Award, Enterprise Outlook Investors Choice,
Best of the Web from PC World, and Apple Computer Premier Systems
Integrator Award.
His fascination with technology began In fourth grade after
building a hovering electric drone, to carry his younger sister to the bus stop,
powered by what was formerly his mothervacuum cleaner, and fortunately
limited by the length of an electric power cord.

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  • Ai
  • AI & Robotics
  • Alumni
  • Disruptions
  • Drones
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Inspirational
  • Robotics