Josh Klein is a passionate hacker of all things. He examines systems, he takes them apart, and he puts different pieces together to produce something new and more effective. He hacks. Everything. His list includes social systems, computer networks, institutions, consumer hardware, animal behavior, and many more. Josh knows that the greatest innovations come from rethinking ordinary situations, or hacking; a do-it-yourself movement with roots inside the engineering community.
Josh started as a technology hacker in his parent’s basement and ended up working with leaders at the upper echelon of business, government, and internet security. Along the way it became clear that a tipping point in new technology was changing commerce as we knew it in a myriad of ways.
From black market economies to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, from the radical departures in exchange and marketing enabled by Big Data to the as-yet-unrealized impact of 3D printing and the Internet of Things, Josh has specialized in translating technology insights into actionable strategies for business leaders.
Josh has spoken at events from Davos to TED to the YPO/WPO GLC and at Universities from Stanford to MIT to high schools in the Bronx. He has presented to audiences around the world as well as to corporate groups from Microsoft or Mastercard to representatives of the CIA and NSA. His topics cover the gamut of technological innovation, from cyber-security breakdowns to our evolving technological future.