Byron Reese brings his broad technical understanding to illuminate how today’s technology can solve many of our biggest global challenges. Author of “Infinite Progress: How Technology and the Internet Will End Ignorance, Disease, Hunger, Poverty, and War,” Byron’s enthusiasm and talent for deciphering our common destiny is overshadowed only by his inspiring sense of optimism.
Exploring the intersection of history, technology and the future, Byron shares his technological visions for solving many of our global problems and speaks with the authority of an accomplished high-tech trailblazer, inventor, entrepreneur, as well as the wisdom of a life-long historian.
Reese started his first business as an undergraduate at Rice University. Two companies he started were later sold: Hot Data, ultimately to Pitney Bowes; and PageWise, the parent company of ExpertVillage.com, to Demand Media.
He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer for Knowingly, a venture-backed Internet startup based in Austin, TX.
Reese has served on both public and private boards of directors, and has started several non-profit organizations.