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
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.
As the closing speaker at the Wolfram Data Summit, Byron Reese was not something the conference expected. Byron took the audience for a ride into his future. As an astrophysicist and a data scientist I often think about the future, but I was struck about Byron’s precise dissection of how our future is and will be determined by the data that is already starting to shape our lives: our self-generated data. Byron’s vibrant and precise delivery painted in everyone’s mind a picture of the positive future we all thought was likely but perhaps unreachable. Byron dared everyone, including himself, to make this future possible, and led us on a journey of discovery we never wanted to end.
Byron presents his vision of the future: humanity advancing subconsciously via our seamless integration with technology. Every heartbeat becomes a data point bringing us one step closer to unlocking the mysteries of humankind. Every person’s life contributes to the greater good, simply through the act of living. I found his talk to be highly enthusiastic, visually engaging, and hopeful.
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.
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.
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!
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.