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


Speaker:  BYRON REESE                  

Topic Areas 

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

    Professional Fees subject to change without notice

  • $$$ = between $20,000-$25,000
    Epenses:    As incurred                
  • Travels from:  Austin, TX
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Speaking across the globe, Byron brings great enthusiasm and talent for deciphering our common destiny and unlocking
business opportunities within it. As a successful entrepreneur and award-winning futurist, Byron employs his perspective as a
historian, futurist, and technologist to illuminate how the technology of today can solve some of our most daunting global

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.

Byron 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.

Byron 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.

A highly sought-after keynote speaker, enlightening attendees across nations, Byron is an indemand forward thinker in his field.


Byron Reese Keynotes with Descriptions


“How Robots Create Human Jobs”

“Daily, the media greets readers with a variant of “THE ROBOTS ARE COMING FOR YOUR JOB!” The logic is simple: Everyday Robots get
smarter, learn faster, and they will never ask for a raise. But Byron believes this simplistic reasoning is entirely wrong. “Just as electricity and the assembly line weren’t bad for workers, in spite of shrill predictions otherwise, AI and robots won’t be either,” he says. “In fact, they will create so many new jobs that our bigger problem will be a labor shortage.” Sharing insights from his upcoming book, “The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers and the Future of Humanity,” to be released Nov. 2017 by Simon & Schuster, Byron invites his audience to meet him at the start of the Industrial Revolution, to explore from there the many advances leading to today’s technological age, and then to dare to explore the vast possibilities of the future, the coming Fourth Age. This talk is structured to be highly customizable to specific industries or can be presented to a general audience. Byron delivers a calm and factual analysis concluding that our best days are certainly ahead of us.


“The Coming Golden Age of Humanity”

In this compelling talk, Byron demonstrates how current technological changes will ultimately bring about the
end of poverty, disease, hunger, ignorance, and war. Byron 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.

“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.

“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.


“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,” Byron explores how it is that radical technology advance
creates new multi-billion dollar companies and destroys old ones.

“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.


“The Future of Education”

The University system is a 12th Century French invention that remains to this day largely unchanged from it
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