Byron Reese, Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur

Byron Reese
Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur

INSPIRING THE FUTURE

Byron Reese
Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur

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Meet Byron

With 25 years as a successful tech entrepreneur, Byron Reese is uniquely suited to speak on the transformative effect of technology on the workplace and society at large.

Byron delights audiences around the world, and has been invited to share his reasoned optimism and vivid and energetic presentations on the future with audiences on every continent but Antartica (coming January 2024). Known as the “Future of” guy, Byron has spoken on the future of A.I., the future of work, the future of banking, the future of education, the future of the planet, the future of agriculture, the future of finance, and the list goes on. When not speaking, he writes books that explore the intersection of technology and humanity, and covers topics such as robotics, consciousness, progress, natural resources, and superorganisms.

Bloomberg Businessweek credits Byron with having “quietly pioneered a new breed of media company.” The Financial Times of London reported that he “is typical of the new wave of internet entrepreneurs out to turn the economics of the media industry on its head.” Byron and his work have been featured in hundreds of news outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, USA Today, Reader’s Digest, NPR, and the LA Times Magazine. Byron holds numerous patents and has started and sold multiple companies, including two NASDAQ IPOs.

Byron delights audiences around the world, and has been invited to share his reasoned optimism and vivid and energetic presentations on the future, with audiences on every continent but Antartica (coming January 2024). Known as the “Future of” guy, Byron has spoken on the future of A.I., the future of work, the future of banking, the future of education, the future of the planet, the future of agriculture, the future of finance, and the list go on. When not speaking, he writes books that explore the intersection of technology and humanity, and covers topics such as robotics, consciousness, progress, natural resources, and superorganisms.

Bloomberg Businessweek credits Byron with having “quietly pioneered a new breed of media company.” The Financial Times of London reported that he “is typical of the new wave of internet entrepreneurs out to turn the economics of the media industry on its head.” Byron and his work have been featured in hundreds of news outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, USA Today, Reader’s Digest, NPR, and the LA Times Magazine. Byron holds numerous patents and has started and sold multiple companies, including two NASDAQ IPOs.

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With a gift for storytelling, Byron captivates audiences around the world with the message that technology is empowering us to build a better world, and he invites his listeners to imagine this better world, and build it.

As a lifelong entrepreneur with multiple IPOs and successful exits under his belt, Byron frequently speaks to business audiences on how to excel in the world of tomorrow, and how to deploy technology successfully. He states: “Technology multiplies human ability. That’s its trick. It magnifies us. We can move more bricks with a forklift than we can on our backs. Technological advancement is not to be feared, rather it should be welcomed, for by enhancing human ability, we enhance our productivity and therefore our standard of living. This is the entire reason why we live so much more lavish and prosperous lives than our great-grandparents. An hour of our time is vastly more productive than was an hour of theirs.” Byron has addressed hundreds of corporations and professional organizations on almost every continent.

As a lifelong entrepreneur with multiple IPOs and successful exits under his belt, Byron frequently speaks to business audiences on how to excel in the world of tomorrow, and how to deploy technology successfully. He states: “Technology multiplies human ability. That’s its trick. It magnifies us. We can move more bricks with a forklift than we can on our backs.

Technological advancement is not to be feared, rather it should be welcomed, for by enhancing human ability, we enhance our productivity and therefore our standard of living. This is the entire reason why we live so much more lavish and prosperous lives than our great-grandparents.

An hour of our time is vastly more productive than was an hour of theirs.” Byron has addressed hundreds of corporations and professional organizations on almost every continent.

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How will automation change the workplace? Will robots take all the jobs?

Byron’s books explore the intersection of technology, history and technology, and how that intersection has defined our past and continues to influence our tomorrows.

In Byron’s upcoming book, “We Are Agora,” Byron looks at superorganisms, such as ant hills and bee colonies, and considers if humans could also be part of a superorganism. He asks, are we unknowingly parts of the inner workings of a larger being? And, if so? As our cells fail to understand us, are we also unaware of what compels our behavior? In his prior book, “Stories, Dice, and Rocks That Think,” Byron argues that attaining the ability to imagine the future and recall the past allowed us to escape the perpetual present that all other living creatures are trapped in.  Byron has also authored “Wasted, How We Squander Time, Money, and Natural Resources and What We Can Do About It,” “The Fourth Age: How Technology and the Internet Will End Ignorance, Disease, Hunger, Poverty, and War,” and “Infinite Progress, How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Poverty, Hunger, and War.”

In Byron’s most recent book, “We Are Agora,” Byron looks at superorganisms, such as ant hills and bee colonies, and considers if humans could also be part of a superorganism. He asks, are we unknowingly parts of the inner workings of a larger being? And, if so? As our cells fail to understand us, are we also unaware of what compels our behavior? In his prior book, “Stories, Dice, and Rocks That Think,” Byron argues that our ability to imagine the future and recall the past allowed us to escape the perpetual present that all other living creatures are trapped in. 

Byron has also authored “Wasted, How We Squander Time, Money, and Natural Resources and What We Can Do About It,” “The Fourth Age: How Technology and the Internet Will End Ignorance, Disease, Hunger, Poverty, and War,” and “Infinite Progress, How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Poverty, Hunger, and War.”

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"The biggest problems of tomorrow will not be a lack of jobs, but a shortage of humans to take advantage of all of the opportunities technology will offer."
- Byron Reese

As an Austin-based entrepreneur with a quarter-century of experience building and running technology companies, and multiple IPOs and successful exits, Byron is a recognized authority on AI and holds 5 technology patents in disciplines as varied as crowd sourcing, content creation, and psychographics. The websites he has launched have received over a billion visitors and 3 billion YouTube views.

Byron enjoys talking about the intersection of technology, history and the future to both technical and non-technical audiences around the world. Byron brings his experience as a technologist, his passion for history, and his proven business acumen to illuminate how today’s technology can solve many of our biggest global challenges. As a lifelong entrepreneur, Byron frequently speaks to business audiences about how to excel in the world of tomorrow, and how to deploy technology to master the future.

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