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Harper Reed is a hacker and engineer who builds paradigm-shifting tech and leads others to do the same.
He loves using the enormity of the internet to bring people together, whether as CTO of Obama for America 2012, CTO at Threadless.com, or on his own projects.
In 2012, Harper was responsible for delivering Barack Obama’s online campaign and get-out-the-vote programme. As Chief Technology Officer at Obama’s campaign HQ in Chicago, Harper was the man responsible for leveraging the web to create perhaps the most sophisticated political campaign of all time.
In 2015 he sold his online payments company, Modest, to PayPal, where he has since served as Braintree's Head of Commerce, Senior Director of Software Development, and Entrepreneur In Residence (Next Generation Commerce).
Harper is one of the leading tech minds of his generation.
His engineer's perspective allows him to provide expert insights on critical issues impacting business, such as AI, data, cyber security and blockchain.
But he's also superb on the human side of tech: how is the web changing the way we interact with customers and colleagues? And how should we build successful teams?
Know for his unconventional appearance, huge charisma and boundless energy on stage, Harper is as brilliant in front of boardroom level audiences as he is in front of a tech crowd.