David Roster

David Roster

Interplay Platform and AI

Intern

David graduated University of California Santa Barbara with a Computer Engineering degree and a desire to combine his technical background with business experience which led him to Iterate as a Solution Engineer/Product Manager. He worked with the San Jose Team to design BOPIS tech for Ulta Beauty and a frictionless experience for Circle k. David now currently works as an Enterprise Sales Engineer at Autorabit in the Salesforce Ecosystem.

More About David Roster


Most Successful Innovation Project You've Worked On

Circle K frictionless gas experience project!

Most Inspiring Project You've Worked On At Iterate or Elsewhere

Ulta Beauty BOPIS Project. A ton of hard work pulling late nighters to finish a successful 3 month long project. Best times!

Three Most Important Qualities of An Innovator
  • Hardwork
  • Drive
  • Patience
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Fun Tidbits


What do you like about working with Iterate?

Iterate was developing rapid innovation in the Artificial Intelligence space that was very exciting. It was a role where I could wear multiple hats and interact with Enterprise clients. And of course, work with an swesome team of friends!!

Interesting Thing People Might Not Know About You?

I like doing Karaoke even if I am not very good! LOL

Most Inspiring Leader Who Was/Is An Innovator

Nikola Tesla

What Did School (College) NOT Teach You?

How to be innovative but rather looked at the past to teach the present. School should also focus on future tech.

Free Time

David loves to workout and go on outdoor adventures like hikes, surfing, and snowboarding as often as he can!

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Favorite Books About Innovation and Why


One Favorite Book
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The Beauty of Discomfort: How What We Avoid Is What We Need

by Amanda Lang

David's thoughts: Why this book matters is because innovation isn't fueled by staying inside a sphere of comfort but is only found by exploring the frontier. This book gives practical advice on how to influence leaders in business to step outside their comfort zone to make direct impact in their business and personal lives.

Another Favorite Book
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Trailblazer: The Power of Business as the Greatest Platform for Change

by Marc Benioff and Monica Langley

David's thoughts: A detailed look into a life that revolutionized software delievery and access fueling next generational businesses.

More Favorites
Algorithms of oppression

by Safiya Umoja Noble

The Drama of the Gifted Child

by Alice Miller

Favorite Quotes About Innovation

“Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.”

~ Elon Musk

“I don't care that they stole my idea . . I care that they don't have any of their own”

~ Nikola Tesla
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Favorite Music and Movie?


Favorite Music

The weekend, Rick Braun,

Favorite Movie

National Treasurers

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