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Byron Reese Inventor, Technologist, Author, Entrepreneur, Eternal Optimist

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  • Technology & Education - "The Future of Education"
  • Business & Leadership - "The Next Seven Years"
  • Business & Leadership - "How to Innovate in a Rapidly Changing World"
  • Techno-Optimism - "Big Data and the Perfectibility of Humanity"
  • Techno-Optimism - "How to Change the World for Centuries to Come"
  • Techno-Optimism - "The Coming Golden Age of Humanity"
  • AI & Employment - "The Future of Work"
  • AI & Employment - "How Robots Create Human Jobs"

Select Book Titles

  • 2021 WASTED: How Humans Squander Time, Money, and Natural Resources, and What to Do About It
  • 2018 The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity
  • 2013 Infinite Progress: How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Poverty, Hunger, and War

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Speaking across the globe, Byron brings great enthusiasm and talent for deciphering our common destiny and unlocking business opportunities within it. As a successful entrepreneur and award-winning futurist, Byron employs his perspective as a historian, futurist, and technologist to illuminate how the technology of today can solve some of our most daunting global challenges.

As a futurist, he understands the unprecedented technological change upon us and explores the dramatic transformation of society it will bring. As a technologist and entrepreneur, he knows how to manage change and inspire innovation, while still meeting the immediate obligations and realities of operating a business.

Byron has speaks around world to both technical and non-technical audiences, and his keynotes and appearances include SXSW, TEDx Austin, Google, Nvidia, FedEx and Fortune 1000 companies (Dell Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, Oticon, Swisslog) and universities Rice (University of Texas, Queen’s University, TWU) and futurist conferences (TimeMachine, PICNIC Festival in Amsterdam, Wolfram Data Summit, and the IEEE Conference) among others.

Byron has enjoyed a wide range of success over 30 years, including two NASDAQ IPOs as well as the sale of three companies he founded.

Today Byron is the CEO of JJ Kent, a venture-backed technology company using proprietary AI tools to create new products that delight consumers. Byron has served on numerous public and private boards and presently resides on the board of directors for GigaOm, a technology research and analysis firm focused on helping business leaders understand the implications of emerging technologies and their impacts on business, media, and society.

A highly sought-after keynote speaker, enlightening attendees across nations, Byron is an in-demand forward thinker in his field.


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