David’s presentations offer clear, insightful, and engaging perspectives on understanding and applying technology. He has keynoted events in dozens of cities on five continents, and his keynote clients have included ESRI, IBM, KLA-Tencor, Microsoft, OSIsoft, Siemens, Silicon Valley Forum, and others.

Some past appearances

  • Keynotes at IT industry conferences, including Software Development, various Microsoft TechEd events, and others
  • Keynotes for a ten-city US seminar series targeting IT decision makers
  • Keynotes for a multi-city US product launch road show targeting software developers
  • The keynote for an in-house strategic planning day at a Silicon Valley technology company
  • The keynote for a large insurance company’s IT leadership conference
  • The keynote for a software vendor’s international user conference
  • The keynote for an international sales meeting for technical sales staff
  • The opening keynote for a major technology vendor’s partner conference
  • The keynote for a mid-sized software company‚Äôs developer conference
  • Keynotes for a  12-city European seminar series on a software firm’s new technologies
  • The opening presentation at a software vendor’s national sales meeting
  • The kickoff for an in-house IT event at a US utility company
  • Presentations for CIO dinners, IT decision maker breakfasts, and other business/social events

Review comments

"A David Copperfield of words…an artist of presentations"
- PC Magazine 

"I love listening to David Chappell. I just think he is great."
- Don Box, Technical Fellow, Microsoft

"Can always be relied upon to deliver a thought-provoking and entertaining talk"
- Developers Network Journal

"Fantastic! Bring him back!"
- Attendee at internal IT leadership conference

"Fun, interesting, entertaining, and at the perfect technical level"
- Boston University Corporate Education Center

"Dynamic speaker, great choice!"
- Attendee at internal keynote

"Lively, amusing"
- devx.com

"David is always inspirational, insightful, and fun to listen to "
- Attendee at internal keynote

"Brilliant…an exciting moment"
- WinSummit

"Incredibly wonderful"
- Attendee at internal keynote