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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

    Originally from the Washington, D.C., area, Michelle joined Association Forum on September 15, 2014.She earned her Bachelor of Science at Strayer University and MBA and MS at University of Maryland and previously has held positions with the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE). Michelle has more than 20 years of experience with the association market and is a member of ASAE and WSAE. When she isn’t busy advancing the association management profession, Michelle likes to run and experience new restaurants.

  • 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.