Harper Reed

Hacker, Entrepreneur, Former CTO Obama for America

Speaker Fee Range: $20,000 - $50,000 USD

Travels From: Chicago, USA

Harper Reed is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

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    Harper Reed

    Hacker, Entrepreneur, Former CTO Obama for America

    Speaker Fee Range: $20,000 - $50,000 USD

    Travels From: Chicago, USA

    Harper Reed is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

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    Speaker Harper Reed has pioneered the way we use technology in commerce and in politics. As CTO of Threadless, he built a fledgling company into a renowned retail powerhouse. In a similar capacity, he helped Barack Obama’s presidential re-election campaign redefine the use of social media and data analysis. Events that seek insights from the latest intersections of technology and society find their ideal keynote speaker in Harper Reed.

    Harper Reed Speaker Biography

    From PayPal to presidential elections, technology speaker Harper Reed has brought the future within reach of the rest of us. An engaging and uplifting public speaker, Harper Reed brings the lessons of a pioneering career unforgettably to life.

    Harper Reed has built a storied career by applying new technologies to resolve old headaches. He travels the world exploring new possibilities for tech and also sharing his experiences in support of the greater good.

    As CTO of crowdsourcing pioneer Threadless, Reed helped grow a 12-person startup into a multimillion-dollar business. His work was instrumental in Threadless earning Inc.’s nod as “The Most Innovative Small Company in America.” Reed then joined President Obama’s reelection campaign as its CTO, and revolutionized the use of tech in campaign politics.

    After Obama’s reelection, Reed fulfilled a longstanding dream by launching his own company, Modest, Inc. Modest produced four patents related to e-commerce, and was purchased by PayPal, where Reed served as Senior Director. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Reed built online communities and facilitated the flow of reliable information.

    Reed was a Director’s Fellow at MIT’s Medialab and now is a Senior Fellow at USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab.