Harper Reed inspirational technology keynote speaker
Harper Reed inspirational technology keynote speaker

Harper Reed

Technology Pioneer

Speaker Themes

  • How tech is re-shaping business
  • Digital transformation
  • Big data
  • Generative AI
  • Crypto
  • Blockchain/Bitcoin
  • web3
  • Metaverse
  • NFTs
  • 21st century leadership
  • The future of work in the internet age
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Building teams

Travels from

Chicago, USA


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 Reed 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 served as Braintree’s Head of Commerce, Senior Director of Software Development, and Entrepreneur In Residence (Next Generation Commerce).

Harper’s latest project is General Galactic Corporation, a venture-backed startup that focuses on building products for the new internet. Galactic is building experiences around web3, crypto, NFTs and the metaverse

For more information about Harper Reed’s speaking topics, availability and fees, contact VBQ Speakers founding agent Leo von Bülow-Quirk at leo@vbqspeakers.com


Harper Reed 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, web3, crypto and the metaverse. Harper Reed also speaks on building creative and innovative teams and nurturing a startup mindset.

Know for his unconventional appearance, huge charisma and boundless energy on stage, Harper Reed is as brilliant a keynote speaker in front of boardroom level audiences as he is in front of a tech crowd.


“Harper was great!” —- Atmosphere 2018

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