Byron Reese is the CEO and publisher of Gigaom, an industry-leading technology research company. In addition, he is an award-winning author and speaker, as well as futurist with a strong conviction that technology will help bring about a new golden age of humanity.
He is helped along in these roles with a quarter century of experience building and running successful technology companies, with multiple acquisitions and IPOs along the way.
His newest book, The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity was released by Atria, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, in April of this year, with editions in several other languages coming in the summer. The Fourth Age tackles the issues of artificial intelligence, robots, automation, and the future of work; and was described by The New York Times as “”entertaining and engaging”” and was selected by JP Morgan to appear on their summer 2018 reading list.
Byron holds a number of technology patents and hosts two podcasts about artificial intelligence. He gives talks around the world about how technology is changing work, education, and culture. He has spoken about technology all over the world to combined audiences well in excess of 100,000.
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 New York Times, Washington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, USA Today, Reader’s Digest, NPR, and the LA Times Magazine.Back Register