"Individuals are at their best when they identify with a community and communities are only at their best when they identify all of their individuals."
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James Felton Keith affectionately known as JFK, is an award winning engineer and serial-entrepreneur that defined data as a natural resource in his book Personal Data. He is also editor of the Anthem Press Ethics of Personal Data Collection series, and host of the Inclusionism radio show.
JFK has incubated the data industry via his founding of the The Data Union and Personal Data Week conferences. He and his institutions have either written, consulted on, or influenced all of the global cyber policy over the past 10 years. A serial-entrepreneur, he has founded multiple companies across the InsurTech FinTech and AdTech sectors. Most notably: Cyberfense, Accrue.com, and Slay TV. His expertise is in the ethnography of technology, or the study of the culture of tech. Over the past 20 years between 4 continents he has been obsessing about economic inclusion, and how to get equity in the hands of the people who have increasingly less, while the world becomes more productive from their input.
JFK was the 1st Black representative of the LGBT community to run for US Federal Office in New York’s 13th Congressional District. He says “it’s necessary to have the mind of a CEO and the heart of a Social Worker to solve real people's problems”. James has been appointed to the cabinet of Elected Officials, taken over for and advised CEOs, Academics, Governments, and Non-profiteers.
He currently serves on the boards at Rutgers University, Black & Latino LGBTQ Coalition, Copenhagen 2021 World Pride, the Democratic National Committee, is an elected member of the New York County Democratic Committee. JFK advises multiple governments and is a frequent keynote at global venues like the United Nations, Future Tech Congress, Data Protection World Forum, Money 20/20, and Hope Global Forums to name a few. Most recently he was honored as one of the UN's International Young Leaders Assembly members, the United Kingdom’s Technology & Investment Financial Technology Delegation, an IBM Global Entrepreneur, the US Department of Homeland Security's Commitment to Diversity, and multiple 40 under 40 notices.