David Rose

Innovation Leader, Experience Designer, and Futurist in Boston, Massachusetts

Read my book

My book, Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things is out. Order it now!

I was founder and CEO of Ditto Labs, an AI company using computer vision read the firehose of social media photos for consumer research and ecommerce. See my O'Reilly conference talk about Ditto.

At the MIT Media Lab I'm a researcher in the Changing Places group working on prototypes of future cities. I often speak at conferences and companies about product innovation and AI. Book me to speak through the Lavin Agency.

Previously, I co-founded and was CEO at Vitality, a wireless healthcare company that makes the award-winning GlowCap, the first Internet-connected medication packaging. Vitality was acquired in 2011.

Before that, I founded and was CEO of Ambient Devices which embeds Internet information in everyday objects like the Ambient Orb, umbrellas, and digital post-it notes, to track weather, pollen, traffic, and energy consumption. Today Ambient encourages energy conservation with the Energy Joule.

Are you developing an enchanted object? Let's talk. I'm available for consulting, speaking, or leading workshops with a set of fantastic collaborators.

  • Work
    • Ditto Labs, MIT Media Lab
  • Education
    • Harvard University