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A.I. Expert, Future of Work Expert, Optimist, Author, Tech Entrepreneur

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Byron Reese Biography

Speaking across the globe, Byron Reese brings great enthusiasm and talent for deciphering our common destiny and unlocking business opportunities within it. As a successful entrepreneur and award-winning futurist, Reese 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.

Reese speaks around world to both technical and non-technical audiences, and his keynotes and appearances include SXSW and TEDxAustin, Fortune500 companies (Google, Dell, FedEx, Nvidia, Johnson & Johnson), 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.

Reese has enjoyed a wide range of success over 30 years, including two NASDAQ IPOs as well as the sale of three companies he founded. He has written six books that have been translated into a dozen languages.

Today, Reese is the CEO of JJ Kent, a venture-backed technology company using proprietary AI tools to create new products that delight consumers. Reese 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, Reese is an in-demand forward thinker in his field.

Speaking Topics
  • TECHNOLOGY & EDUCATION - THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION

    The University system is a 12th Century French invention that remains to this day largely unchanged from its origins in the Middle Ages. Our K-12 system is a 19th Century German invention designed to produce homogenous factory workers. It too remains unchanged since the late 1800s. Now, we find ourselves in a world that has changed in ways no one expected. Now, the two most important job skills are teaching yourself new skills and working collaboratively with a team, neither of which are taught in our existing framework. How should education change? How will it? What skills will ensure that a person can economically contribute in a world of radical technological change?

  • TECHNO-OPTIMISM - BIG DATA AND THE PERFECTIBILITY OF HUMANITY

    More data is created every day that was created in the entire 19th Century. And within that data lies to the answers to the vexing problems of life. Automatic computer programs will scour the data for associations that will be turned into algorithms to optimize every decision we have to make in life. And while we may not always choose to do those things, it will effectively make every person on the planet vastly wiser than the wisest person who has ever lived. In the future, no one will ever need to make a mistake again. While this sounds like a technical talk, the wide use of real examples makes it suitable for any audience.

  • TECHNO-OPTIMISM - HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD FOR CENTURIES TO COME

    The world has, throughout human history, changed. Almost always, this change is for the better. Through civilization, we have raised life expectancy, the standard of living, access to education, and political liberty. How has this change been brought about? Largely through the actions of individuals driven to change the world. This talk focuses on how that change happens and looks at how virtually any individual can literally have worldwide effect on the history of the planet.

  • BUSINESS and LEADERSHIP - THE NEXT SEVEN YEARS

    What would you have foreseen seven years ago? There were no self-driving cars or Apple watches. Would you have seen the transformative effect that tablets and smartphones would have? The next seven years will have much more change than the prior seven years. We know this. And this is the change we need to begin preparing for.

  • BUSINESS and LEADERSHIP - HOW TO INNOVATE IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD

    No matter what industry you are in, you probably have a sense that you are in one of those radical disruptive periods where everything seems to be changing. You might be wondering when it is all going to settle down so you can take a bit of a breather.

    This talk explores how businesses that operate in industries that are undergoing dramatic changes can function and be successful. While traditional futurists seldom bridge the gap between “here is what is going to happen” and “here is how you profit from it,” Reese explores how it is that radical technology advance creates new multi-billion dollar companies and destroys old ones.

  • TECHNO-OPTIMISM - THE COMING GOLDEN AGE OF HUMANITY

    In this compelling talk, Reese demonstrates how current technological changes will ultimately bring about the end of poverty, disease, hunger, ignorance, and war. Reese explores how these historical problems of humanity are fundamentally problems of technology, and thus will have technological solutions, solutions we will find much sooner than is commonly believed

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Stories, Dice, and Rocks That Think: How Humans Learned to See the Future--and Shape It

Stories, Dice, and Rocks That Think: How Humans Learned to See the Future--and Shape It

Wasted: How We Squander Time, Money, and Natural Resources-and What We Can Do About It

Wasted: How We Squander Time, Money, and Natural Resources-and What We Can Do About It

The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity

The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity

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

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

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    Byron Reese generally travels from Austin, TX, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Byron Reese for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Byron Reese for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Byron Reese or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Byron Reese

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A.I. Expert, Future of Work Expert, Optimist, Author, Tech Entrepreneur

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Byron Reese Biography

Speaking across the globe, Byron Reese brings great enthusiasm and talent for deciphering our common destiny and unlocking business opportunities within it. As a successful entrepreneur and award-winning futurist, Reese 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.

Reese speaks around world to both technical and non-technical audiences, and his keynotes and appearances include SXSW and TEDxAustin, Fortune500 companies (Google, Dell, FedEx, Nvidia, Johnson & Johnson), 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.

Reese has enjoyed a wide range of success over 30 years, including two NASDAQ IPOs as well as the sale of three companies he founded. He has written six books that have been translated into a dozen languages.

Today, Reese is the CEO of JJ Kent, a venture-backed technology company using proprietary AI tools to create new products that delight consumers. Reese 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, Reese is an in-demand forward thinker in his field.

Byron Reese Speaking Topics

  • TECHNOLOGY & EDUCATION - THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION

    The University system is a 12th Century French invention that remains to this day largely unchanged from its origins in the Middle Ages. Our K-12 system is a 19th Century German invention designed to produce homogenous factory workers. It too remains unchanged since the late 1800s. Now, we find ourselves in a world that has changed in ways no one expected. Now, the two most important job skills are teaching yourself new skills and working collaboratively with a team, neither of which are taught in our existing framework. How should education change? How will it? What skills will ensure that a person can economically contribute in a world of radical technological change?

  • TECHNO-OPTIMISM - BIG DATA AND THE PERFECTIBILITY OF HUMANITY

    More data is created every day that was created in the entire 19th Century. And within that data lies to the answers to the vexing problems of life. Automatic computer programs will scour the data for associations that will be turned into algorithms to optimize every decision we have to make in life. And while we may not always choose to do those things, it will effectively make every person on the planet vastly wiser than the wisest person who has ever lived. In the future, no one will ever need to make a mistake again. While this sounds like a technical talk, the wide use of real examples makes it suitable for any audience.

  • TECHNO-OPTIMISM - HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD FOR CENTURIES TO COME

    The world has, throughout human history, changed. Almost always, this change is for the better. Through civilization, we have raised life expectancy, the standard of living, access to education, and political liberty. How has this change been brought about? Largely through the actions of individuals driven to change the world. This talk focuses on how that change happens and looks at how virtually any individual can literally have worldwide effect on the history of the planet.

  • BUSINESS and LEADERSHIP - THE NEXT SEVEN YEARS

    What would you have foreseen seven years ago? There were no self-driving cars or Apple watches. Would you have seen the transformative effect that tablets and smartphones would have? The next seven years will have much more change than the prior seven years. We know this. And this is the change we need to begin preparing for.

  • BUSINESS and LEADERSHIP - HOW TO INNOVATE IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD

    No matter what industry you are in, you probably have a sense that you are in one of those radical disruptive periods where everything seems to be changing. You might be wondering when it is all going to settle down so you can take a bit of a breather.

    This talk explores how businesses that operate in industries that are undergoing dramatic changes can function and be successful. While traditional futurists seldom bridge the gap between “here is what is going to happen” and “here is how you profit from it,” Reese explores how it is that radical technology advance creates new multi-billion dollar companies and destroys old ones.

  • TECHNO-OPTIMISM - THE COMING GOLDEN AGE OF HUMANITY

    In this compelling talk, Reese demonstrates how current technological changes will ultimately bring about the end of poverty, disease, hunger, ignorance, and war. Reese explores how these historical problems of humanity are fundamentally problems of technology, and thus will have technological solutions, solutions we will find much sooner than is commonly believed

Byron Reese Videos

  • Byron Reese on Stories, Dice and Rocks That Think
  • How Humans Learned to See the Future with Futurist Byron Reese
  • Byron Reese at Gigaom
    Byron Reese speaking at Gigaom

Byron Reese Books

FAQs on booking Byron Reese

  • How do I book Byron Reese to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Byron Reese for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Byron Reese, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Byron Reese or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Byron Reese

    Speaking fees for Byron Reese, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Byron Reese are $20,000 - $30,000 for live events and $20,000 - $30,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Byron Reese, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Byron Reese speak about?

  • Where does Byron Reese travel from?

    Byron Reese generally travels from Austin, TX, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Byron Reese’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Byron Reese for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Byron Reese for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Byron Reese or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Byron Reese is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as TECHNOLOGY & EDUCATION - THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION, TECHNO-OPTIMISM - BIG DATA AND THE PERFECTIBILITY OF HUMANITY, TECHNO-OPTIMISM - HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD FOR CENTURIES TO COME, BUSINESS and LEADERSHIP - THE NEXT SEVEN YEARS, BUSINESS and LEADERSHIP - HOW TO INNOVATE IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD and TECHNO-OPTIMISM - THE COMING GOLDEN AGE OF HUMANITY. The estimated speaking fee range to book Byron Reese for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Byron Reese generally travels from Austin, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Zack Kass, Kevin Surace, Jim Carroll, Alex Salkever and Andrew Busch. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Byron Reese for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Byron Reese Speaking Topics

  • TECHNOLOGY & EDUCATION - THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION

    The University system is a 12th Century French invention that remains to this day largely unchanged from its origins in the Middle Ages. Our K-12 system is a 19th Century German invention designed to produce homogenous factory workers. It too remains unchanged since the late 1800s. Now, we find ourselves in a world that has changed in ways no one expected. Now, the two most important job skills are teaching yourself new skills and working collaboratively with a team, neither of which are taught in our existing framework. How should education change? How will it? What skills will ensure that a person can economically contribute in a world of radical technological change?

  • TECHNO-OPTIMISM - BIG DATA AND THE PERFECTIBILITY OF HUMANITY

    More data is created every day that was created in the entire 19th Century. And within that data lies to the answers to the vexing problems of life. Automatic computer programs will scour the data for associations that will be turned into algorithms to optimize every decision we have to make in life. And while we may not always choose to do those things, it will effectively make every person on the planet vastly wiser than the wisest person who has ever lived. In the future, no one will ever need to make a mistake again. While this sounds like a technical talk, the wide use of real examples makes it suitable for any audience.

  • TECHNO-OPTIMISM - HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD FOR CENTURIES TO COME

    The world has, throughout human history, changed. Almost always, this change is for the better. Through civilization, we have raised life expectancy, the standard of living, access to education, and political liberty. How has this change been brought about? Largely through the actions of individuals driven to change the world. This talk focuses on how that change happens and looks at how virtually any individual can literally have worldwide effect on the history of the planet.

  • BUSINESS and LEADERSHIP - THE NEXT SEVEN YEARS

    What would you have foreseen seven years ago? There were no self-driving cars or Apple watches. Would you have seen the transformative effect that tablets and smartphones would have? The next seven years will have much more change than the prior seven years. We know this. And this is the change we need to begin preparing for.

  • BUSINESS and LEADERSHIP - HOW TO INNOVATE IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD

    No matter what industry you are in, you probably have a sense that you are in one of those radical disruptive periods where everything seems to be changing. You might be wondering when it is all going to settle down so you can take a bit of a breather.

    This talk explores how businesses that operate in industries that are undergoing dramatic changes can function and be successful. While traditional futurists seldom bridge the gap between “here is what is going to happen” and “here is how you profit from it,” Reese explores how it is that radical technology advance creates new multi-billion dollar companies and destroys old ones.

  • TECHNO-OPTIMISM - THE COMING GOLDEN AGE OF HUMANITY

    In this compelling talk, Reese demonstrates how current technological changes will ultimately bring about the end of poverty, disease, hunger, ignorance, and war. Reese explores how these historical problems of humanity are fundamentally problems of technology, and thus will have technological solutions, solutions we will find much sooner than is commonly believed

Byron Reese Speaker Videos

  • Byron Reese on Stories, Dice and Rocks That Think
    How Humans Learned to See the Future with Futurist Byron Reese
  • Byron Reese at Gigaom
    Byron Reese speaking at Gigaom
    Byron Reese Keynote Demo
    Futurist, Technologist, Speaker, former Chief Innovation Officer for a multi-billion dollar media company overseeing research and development. Author of “Infinite Progress: How Technology Will...

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