Ethnographer of Data & Inclusion

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James Felton Keith is an award winning engineer economist and published author. He is Founder of the Personal Data Project, Co-Founder of the IBM Watson backed FinTech (financial technology) firm Accrue Inc., and Keith Institute. He specializes in the ethnography of technology and economic inclusion. Formerly CEO of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce and a Mayoral Technology Appointee in Detroit, JFK currently contributes to boards at oSTEM, OUT & Equal, Lifeboat Foundation, Apollo Theater, and The Guggenheim. He is also one of the United Kingdom Technology & Investment FinTech Delegation, an inaugural member of the inaugural LGBT Advisory Board for the Democratic National Committee, and an IBM Global Entrepreneur.


As an Ethnographer of Technology James thinks that we create better products, services, and policy when observing our culture. I lead negotiations on behalf of people and tech from inside corporate culture.


His current efforts are rooted in engineering more compelling products and services to engage people in modern Capitalism.