Byron Reese

High-tech Trailblazer, Author, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

  • Byron Reese`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Byron Reese`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Byron Reese`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Byron Reese`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

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Infinite Progress: How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Poverty, Hunger, and War

About Keynote Speaker Byron Reese

About Speaker Byron Reese…

Byron Reese is an accomplished high-tech trailblazer, author, inventor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and eternal optimist. “The new challenge for humanity will not be how to chip away at the old problems,” says Byron, “but what to do in a world where we can do anything.”

Byron Reese uses his wide knowledge of technical data to illuminate how the technology of today can solve some of our most daunting global challenges. He speaks with the unrivaled authority of a futurist pioneer and the wisdom of a life-long historian. His most recent book, “Infinite Progress: How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Poverty, Hunger, and War” has been called “a prophetic book”, “an essential road map”, and “an antidote to the harmful gloom and moralizing that pervades most discussions of the future”.

Bloomberg Businessweek describes Byron as having ‘quietly pioneered a new breed of media company’, and the Financial Times acknowledges him as one of the ‘new wave of internet entrepreneurs out to turn the economics of the media industry on its head’. Even Business Insider calls him an ‘awesome guy’.

He started his first business as an undergraduate at Rice University. He later founded and sold two companies: Hot Data, ultimately to Pitney Bowes; and PageWise, the parent company of ExpertVillage.com, to Demand Media. Reese currently serves as chief innovation officer for Demand Media (NYSE: DMD), overseeing research and development. The company holds and has filed numerous patents on Reese’s work in disciplines including crowdsourcing, content creation, and psychographics.

In his speeches, Byron shares his childhood dreams and vision for solving many of our worst global issues, and challenges us to consider the excuses we conjure to explain why others are achieving what we aren’t. Byron Reese leaves audiences and readers with an infectious sense of possibility and wonder.

Testimonials

Byron’s talk was spectacular…. He kept the audience engaged throughout the presentation both through the thought provoking topics he discussed as well as the visual images he included. On top of all this, he was exceptionally easy to work with before, during and after his presentation. He truly made my job easier. 

Kevin Houser

P.E., Director, IP Strategy, Johnson & Johnson

It was a pleasure having Byron Reese on our campus. Not only was his presentation to nearly 400 faculty stimulating and well-received, he also was personable and generous with his time in discussing ideas with faculty before and after the presentation. Byron’s visionary approach and dynamic style provided an instant connection to the audience.

Robert Neely

Professor of Biology, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas Woman's University

Byron was awesome! His session has gotten very positive feedback on our post-meeting survey, and it’s been fun to hear references to his presentation come up in meetings over the past week. And as a communicator I’m still in awe of his deck. So awesome!

Sarah S.

JP Morgan

Byron kicked-off our event with a great, future-focused Keynote  presentation, giving us his predictions for technology’s influence on small  business lending. Attendees enjoyed his well-informed outlook for our  industry and continued the conversation for the duration of the conference.  Both engaging and informative, I would recommend Byron as a speaker for anyone hosting a similar event. 

Curtis C

VP Marketing for Orion First, host of the Small Business Lending Forum

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