Born in Oxford England, David Usher lives in Montreal with his family but works and travels all over the world. He is an artist, best selling author, entrepreneur and keynote speaker. As a musician he has sold more than 1.4 million albums and has had #1 singles singing in English, French and Thai.

When David is not making music, he is equally passionate about his other life, as a Geek. He is the founding director of Humanize AI, a company focused on building the interface between artificial intelligence and the human experience.

He is also the founder and creative director of the Human Impact Lab  at Concordia University. The Lab works at the intersection of Art Technology and Data engaging artists, designers and game developers to work on big data social impact issues such as climate change, artificial intelligence and the Second Machine Age.

David has worked as a project leader, consultant, and/or presenter for companies such as Autodesk, Cirque du Soleil, Cisco and the Royal Bank of Canada and as a keynote speaker has shared the stage with acclaimed thought leaders including Seth Godin, Biz Stone (Twitter), Guy Kawasaki (Apple) and astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield.

David has a degree in political science from Simon Fraser University and his book on creativity and the creative process, Let the Elephants Run • Unlock Your Creativity and Change Everything is out now. 

“David’s insightful take on how to both unleash and control one’s own creativity is particularly relevant in today’s world, where new ideas and innovation are becoming a key part of our everyday lives.” 
Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

"Go ahead, write in this book. I dare you. David’s writing will change you, possibly forever." 
Seth Godin - author of the Icarus Deception

"We use a lot of external speakers and the feedback from our audience was that David was one of the best they ever have seen.  I agree.  His message is perfect for this moment in our industry where things are moving quickly and we need to innovate our way forward."
Andrew Sage • Cisco Systems, Vice President


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