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Episode One: Byron Reese

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Byron Reese is a futurist, author, CEO and speaker. In this episode, he discusses the future of the workforce, the possibilities and shortcomings of artificial intelligence and how associations will be affected by, and be leaders in, the changing world.


  • Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE

    President and CEO, Association Forum

    Michelle Mason is the President and CEO of Association Forum. Association Forum is the “association of associations” in Chicago. Founded in 1916, it has nearly 4,000 members. Prior to Association Forum, Michelle served as a managing director at the American Society for Quality (ASQ). In this role, she concentrated on business development, membership, component relations, innovation, advocacy, social responsibility, and process improvement efforts. Prior to she was Vice President of Strategic and Future Focused Research at the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE).

  • Byron Reese

    Byron Reese is the CEO and publisher of the technology research company Gigaom and the founder of several hightech companies. The websites he has launched-which cover the intersection of technology, business, science, and history-have together received more than a billion visitors. He is the author of Infinite Progress: How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Poverty, Hunger, and War. He lives in Austin, Texas.