Peter Leyden

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Peter Leyden is the Founder and CEO of Reinvent, a media company that engages top innovators in deep conversations about solving complex challenges and then creates media about their big ideas. He is the host of What’s Now: San Francisco, a monthly event showcasing thought leaders from leading centers of innovation throughout the Bay Area. Leyden worked for several innovative organizations that helped reinvent the fields of media, business and politics: He was managing editor at Wired magazine that helped introduce the digital revolution in the 1990s. He worked at Global Business Network, the pioneering think tank helping corporations and governments plan for the future. He was founding director of the New Politics Institute that helped those in Washington transition to politics on the Internet. Leyden frequently gives keynote talks on new technologies and trends shaping the future. He is the coauthor of two books: The Long Boom and What’s Next. Leyden started his career as a journalist, including serving as a special correspondent for Newsweek magazine in Asia. He has spent his entire life interviewing remarkable people about big ideas. For the last couple decades, he has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and daughter. For more see or

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