David Roberts

David Roberts: Understanding Disruptive Innovation

At the 2017 MHI Annual Conference keynote David Roberts will speak on understanding disruptive innovation. The emergence of disruptive technologies and the potential for more rapid deployment of existing, proven technologies all hold the potential to change development models and create new markets and business opportunities for entrepreneurs and those who finance them. The presentation will include technological advancements of autonomous vehicles such as drones, trucks and cars and help define new opportunities for supply chains.

Meet David Roberts

2017 MHI Annual ConferenceDavid Roberts’s fascination with technology began in the fourth grade after building a hovering electric drone, to carry his younger sister to the bus stop, powered by what was formerly his mother’s vacuum cleaner, and fortunately limited by the length of an electric power cord.

Today 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.

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MHI Annual Conference

October 2 – 4, 2017 | Boca Raton Resort | Boca Raton Florida

At the MHI Annual Conference you will learn and collaborate with 600+ material handling and logistics professionals on how to utilize the latest trends and innovations in supply chain and material handling. You’ll also hear from three other industry leading keynotes  to help propel your supply chain and company forward. Seize new opportunities that produce tangible results. Find out more and Register today!