James Felton Keith

James Felton Keith

James Felton Keith is an award winning engineer and author who defined personal data. He has incubated an industry: As President of The Data Union and former Chairman of the Data Trade Association he launch the Personal Data Week conference among others. A serial entrepreneur he has built a global ecosystem of Cyber, InsurTech, FinTech, and AdTech firms. His expertise is in the ethnography of technology or the study of the culture of tech. He has spent the past 20 years between 4 continents obsessing about economic inclusion, and how to get equity back in the hands of the people who have increasingly less while the world becomes more productive as a result of their input.

Affectionately known as JFK, he’s the 1st Black representative of the LGBT community to run for US Congress. He frequently says that it’s necessary to have the mind of a CEO and the heart of a Social Worker to solve real people problems. James has been appointed to the cabinet of Elected Officials, taken over for and advised CEOs, Academics, and Non-profiteers.

JFK 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. He currently serves on boards at Rutgers University, the Democratic National Committee, is an elected member of the New York County Democratic Committee, and the Black & Latino LGBT Coalition.