Wasted: How we squander Time, Money and Natural Resources and What We Can Do About It with Byron ReeseBusiness Acceleration 2.0

Online October 14, 2021

Wasted: How we squander Time, Money and Natural Resources and What We Can Do About It with Byron Reese

Futurist, Technologist, Inventor, Author, Entrepreneur, Eternal Optimist; 25 years as a successful tech entrepreneur with multiple IPOs and successful exits

CEO of the AI company JJ Kent; obtained or has pending numerous patents in disciplines as varied as crowdsourcing, content creation, and psychographics

Expert on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and the transformative effect of technology on the workplace

Author of “WASTED: How We Squander Time, Money, and Natural Resources-and What We Can Do About It” (June 2021, Random House), & “The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity” (2018) and “Infinite Progress: How Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Hunger, Poverty, and War” (2013)

Served on both public and private boards of directors; founded several non-profit organizations; Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rice University with a degree in Honors Economics

Why Byron?

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 challenges.

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 has spoken around the world to both technical and non-technical audiences, and his keynotes and appearances include SXSW, TEDx Austin, Google, Nvidia, FedEx, and Fortune 1000 companies (Dell Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, Oticon, Swisslog) and universities Rice (the 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.


  • Byron Reese

Date & Time

  • Thursday, October 14th, 2021
  • 10:00AM - 11:00AM Central


  • Online


Event Speaker

Byron Reese

Byron is the CEO of JJ Kent, a venture-backed technology company using proprietary AI tools to create new products that delight consumers. Byron has served on numerous public and private boards and presently resides on the board of directors for GigaOm, technology research and analysis firm focused on helping business leaders understand the implications of emerging technologies and their impacts on business, media, and society.

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