Dr. David Tuffley is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics and SocioTechnical Studies at Griffith University’s School of ICT. A regular contributor to mainstream media on the social impact of technology, David is a recognized expert in his field. Before academia David was a successful IT Consultant in Australia and the United Kingdom, a role he continues to perform when not educating the next generation of IT professionals.
David is an engaging science communicator and technical writer of many years experience. He was a guest panelist in the 2017 World Science Festival. David is in-demand as a keynote speaker on the impact of artificial intelligence and the future of employment (and related topics). He has developed a mode of delivery that both informs and motivates people to action.
He is Griffith University's most read author on The Conversation (with numbers well into the second million). His articles have been translated into German, Chinese and Japanese. He maintains close ties with Humboldt University in Berlin to build profile in the burgeoning technology capital of eastern Europe.
In 1993, David established and still operates Altiora Publications, one of the earliest on-line bookstores. Today, Altiora has well over sixty titles. Several have featured on the iTunes best seller lists for their category, remaining there for several years. Altiora is a successful publisher with overall turnover in excess of one million downloads.
David's formal qualifications include PhD (Software Engineering), M Phil (Information Systems), Grad Cert in Higher Education (Griffith University), Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, English Literature, Anthropology) (University of Queensland).
Specialist skills include leadership strategy development and motivational speaking, science communication, technological futures and the impact of artificial intelligence on employment, skills needed by job seekers in the future.