Top tech keynote speaker for hire Casey Neistat is a well-known YouTube personality, filmmaker and vlogger who is the creator of the multimedia company Beme. Casey is constantly pushing the envelope forward and setting a new standard of innovation as a leading digital creator and influencer. He is perhaps best recognized as a documentary filmmaker maker whose first monumental video came in 2003 titled iPod’s Dirty Secret. In the 3-minute video, he criticized Apple for their lack of a battery replacement program for their popular line of iPod music players. The film received domestic and international praise, garnering attention from major news outlets including The Washington Post, Fox News, CBS News, BBC News and Rolling Stone. 3 weeks later, Apple announced the roll-out of a battery replacement policy and an extended warranty program. He had challenged the big wigs of corporate America and won! As they say, the rest is history.
Casey doesn’t have the normal background you might expect from today’s top digital innovators. At 20-years-old, Casey moved to New York City and held odd jobs including working as a line-cook and bike messenger. His first foray into filmmaking came soon after when he and his brother developed a series of films documenting the life and work of artist Tom Sachs. Following the success of his Apple video, Casey and his brother developed a new series in 2004 called Science Experiments. The 15-minute series was made up of short films documenting various experiments. The video was eventually used in Creative Time’s 59th Minute program, broadcasting a 1-minute excerpt of Casey’s work every 59-minutes on the Panasonic Times Square Astrovision.
In 2008, they signed a deal with HBO to create an 8-part docuseries called The Neistat Brothers. The autobiographical series featured first-person video and interviews detailing the Neistat brothers’ lives and premiered on HBO in 2010. That same year, Casey began uploading his new videos to YouTube and Vimeo. He began to generate a large following on the social platforms tackling topics such as “when and when not to pull the emergency brake cord in NYC subways” as well as documenting the rise of the online video-chat site, Chatroulette. In 2011, he created a funny but meaningful video criticizing NYPD officers ticketing bikers for riding outside of the bike lanes. He made poignant points that perhaps the bike lanes weren’t always the safest at all times and sometimes unusable due to man-made obstructions. Time Magazine named this video to their list of the Top 10 Creative Videos of 2011.
In 2015, Casey launched his own video-sharing app called Beme which was bought by CNN in 2016. Although the app no longer exists, Casey is now working with CNN to create a YouTube news channel called Beme News. Today, Casey continues to make viral documentary films and adds daily vlogs to his YouTube channel commenting on a variety of different issues. In 2016, he received GQ’s “New Media Star” Man of the Year Award.
As a keynote speaker for industry events and conferences, Casey shares how he reshaped the world around him using his films and encourages others to find their niche and create a new vision for the future. He has spoken at TEDx events as well as the annual TechCrunch summit and entrepreneurial events such as Denver Startup Week 2017.
Casey is a true renegade in today’s digital world.
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