David Usher

David Usher

David Usher is an artist, best selling author, entrepreneur and keynote speaker. As a musician he has sold more than 1.4 million albums and performed all over the world. He has had #1 singles singing in English, French and Thai.

When David is not making music, he is equally passionate about using technology to build new and interesting businesses. His company, Cloudid Creativity Labs works at the intersection of art and technology bringing together artists, designers and programmers to work on a vast range of innovative projects. David has worked as a project leader, consultant, and/or presenter for companies such as Autodesk, Cirque du Soleil, the Royal Bank of Canada, and Deloitte, and as a speaker has shared the stage with acclaimed thought leaders including Seth Godin, Biz Stone (Twitter), Guy Kawasaki (Apple) and Colonel Chris Hadfield.

David sits on the advisory board of McGill University’s Institute for the Public Life of Art and Ideas and the Dawson College Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education.

He has a long history of working to further the cause of human rights around the world and has travelled with WarChild to the refugee camps of Burma to film a documentary on children affected by war and is the founding director of Amnesty International’s Artists for Amnesty. He is also an active supporter of Tree Canada, Fashion Cares and the David Suzuki Foundation.

David has a degree in political science from Simon Fraser University and writes about the impact of exponentiality and the second machine age on business and society at his site Human Metrics. David's best selling book on creativity and the creative process, Let the Elephants Run • Unlock Your Creativity and Change Everything is out now.