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David Rose

MIT Lecturer, author + serial entrepreneur

David Rose, MIT lecturer, inventor, and five-time entrepreneur, draws on culture, design, travel, and music to envision future products and businesses sparked by the next generation of technology. His last book, Enchanted Objects, is the definitive book on designing the Internet of Things. David wrote the seminal patent on photo sharing, founded an AI company focused on computer vision, and was VP of Vision Technology at Warby Parker. He is known for translating complex technologies into delightfully intuitive new products and consulting with businesses on how to thrive during digital disruption. 

David’s work has been featured at the New York Museum of Modern Art, covered in The New York Times, WIRED, and The Economist, and parodied on The Colbert Report. His home was featured in a New York Times video “The Internet of Things” about inventions that incorporate magic into everyday objects: a Google Earth coffee table that responds to gesture, Skype cabinetry in the living room, and a doorbell reminiscent of Mrs. Weasley’s clock that rings when a family member is on their way home. He even got John Stewart to belly laugh when he was a guest on The Daily Show!


Let’s make something together!



I often work with companies to structure and facilitate a concentrated day of learning, sketching, and envisioning future products. Reach out to tailor a one-day workshop or longer design sprint with field research and fast prototypes. Learn more


Speaking Engagements

Invite me to kick off an internal conference or customer event. A SuperSight talk is highly visual, builds energy, and inspires rich conversations about the future for the duration of your event. For keynote talks, I'm represented by the Lavin Agency.


Office Hours

After a workshop, sprint, or invited talk teams and executives often want to continue the conversation about a product development effort or new AR initiative. I provide blocks of office hours that you can schedule ahead for this personal follow-up.

"David Rose is the quintessential futurist.  Based on his research role at Warby Parker and his career as a technology entrepreneur, David's latest contribution expertly and entertainingly peers into the fascinating and sometimes disturbing world of augmented reality.  Like it or not, our future includes a data overlay on everything we see.  David helps prepare us for it, including the business opportunities and challenges it will present all of us."

Tim Rowe, Founder and CEO, Cambridge Innovation Center

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