Speaker, Author, Technologist

“Greatness is a decision available to everyone” – Byron Reese

The Canadian statesman Douglas Everett once said, “There are some people who live in a dream world, and some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.” This well could be a description of Byron Reese, who has an uncanny knack for seeing the future and seeing how to profit from it as well.

An eternal optimist, Byron frames the future with an infectious sense of possibility and opportunity. Audiences are inspired by Byron’s vision for solving many of our worst global issues and are challenged to confront the perceived limitations of our independent ability to achieve greatness.

As the CEO and publisher of Gigaom, a technology research and analysis firm, Byron leads the company in their mission to help business leaders understand the implications of emerging technologies and their impacts on business, media, and society. Having served across a wide range of senior management roles, from CEO, to VP of Marketing, to Chief Innovation Officer, Byron possesses a diverse body of patented work and enjoys speaking about the intersection of technology, history and the future to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Media outlets, such as DisruptTV, Leo Laporte (Twit.TV), Wired Magazine, Washington Post, and The Renegade Economist, feature his projects and perspectives. While leading organizations and conferences, including  TEDx, Johnson & Johson, Dell Foundation, University of Texas, the PICNIC Festival in Amsterdam, and SXSW, invite Byron to speak, keynote and serve as a panelist.

Addressing audiences across the globe, Byron brings great enthusiasm and talent for deciphering our common destiny and unlocking business opportunities within it. Byron’s keynotes and appearances include the PICNIC Festival in Amsterdam, SXSW, the TEDx Austin, Wolfram Data Summit, Spartina, and the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, among others.

Book Byron to Speak

For inquiries about booking Byron to speak at your event, email bookbyron@seeagency.com.

Popular Talks and Topics:

AI & Employment

Understanding AI and robots

Why AI and robots will create jobs

What makes you human

Understanding AI and robots

Why AI and robots will create jobs

What makes you human makes you valuable

The coming labor shortage

Business & Leadership

How to profit in times of great change

How to innovate in a rapidly changing world

How AI and big data will change your business

How to use AI in your business… without a data scientist

Techno Optimism

Why the gloom and doomers always get it wrong

How technology will transform the world

The end of misery and want; disease and death

 The coming golden age of humanity

Technology & Education

How will education be different in the next decade

What skills will be needed in a technical future

How to spot a robot-proof job

A 21st Century education

What Others Say

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’s talk was spectacular. He took the time to speak with me in advance about our event and crafted a presentation that perfectly fit our theme. 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. 

Read more accolades.

Select Past Talks & Keynotes

“Achieving Greatness is a Choice” – TEDx

“The Possibility of Human Immortality” – SXSW Interactive

“Thriving in Chaos: A Guide for the Bold” – Johnson & Johnson annual innovation event

“The Great Disconnect” – The Picnic Festival

“How Technology Is Changing Us” – AHP Big Ideas conference

“Golden Age of Humanity,” – National Association of Broadcasters

“Big Data and the Coming Golden Age of Humanity” – IEEE Humanitarian Technology Conference

“Medicine In an Age of Wonders” – The Dallas County Medical Society Alliance and Foundation

 “The Future of Education” – Texas Chief Academic Officers Association annual meeting

“Through the Looking Glass and Beyond” – 15th Annual MPI MidAmerica Education Conference

“The Shape of the World to Come” – Praetorian corporate retreat

“The World of Tomorrow” – Keep Austin Agile annual conference

“Big Profits from Big Change” – IDI shareholders meeting

“The Next Seven Years” – Association for High Technology Distribution annual meeting

Request a list of talk synopses, or to invite Byron to speak at your next event, email bookbyron@seeagency.com. or call 310-903-1971. Learn more About Byron.