Byron Reese employs his profound understanding of technical data to illuminate how the technology of today can solve many global challenges. He speaks with the unrivaled authority of an accomplished high-tech trailblazer, inventor, and entrepreneur; and the wisdom of a life-long historian. Byron’s enthusiasm and talent for deciphering our common destiny is overshadowed only by his inspiring sense of optimism for a better tomorrow.
An inventor, technologist, historian, author, speaker, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Byron started his first business as an undergraduate at Rice University. He later founded and sold two companies: Hot Data, ultimately to Pitney Bowes; and PageWise, the parent company of ExpertVillage.com, to Demand Media.
He currently serves as Chief Innovation Officer for Demand Media, overseeing research and development. The company holds and has filed numerous patents on Reese’s work in disciplines including crowdsourcing, content creation, and psychographics.
Byron has started several non-profit organizations, serves on both public and private boards of directors, and has just completed the forthcoming book Golden Age 2.0: How The Internet Will End Ignorance, Disease, Hunger, Poverty, And War.