Leading Expert on New Technologies and Future Trends
Peter Leyden is the founder of Reinventors, a new media company that gathers top innovators in video roundtables to work on how to reinvent our world. He’s the CEO running the startup as well as the host of the signature Reinvent America series that looks at how to solve pressing challenges in a wide range of fields.
Leyden is an innovator and entrepreneur who worked for a series of pioneering organizations that tracked the disruption of the digital revolution and helped reinvent the fields of media, business and politics.
He’s also an author and speaker who frequently gives keynote talks about where technology is going and what to expect in the near future at conferences throughout the United States and occasionally Europe and Asia.
Leyden was managing editor at the original Wired magazine that introduced the world to the digital revolution and that helped invent the media of the early world wide web.
He worked for years at Global Business Network, the renowned think tank on future trends that helped corporations and governments make long-term strategic plans.
He was founding director of the New Politics Institute during the 2004 to 2008 political cycle, helping those in Washington transition to the new way of doing politics on the Internet.
Leyden started his career as a journalist, including serving as a special correspondent for Newsweek magazine in Asia.
He is the coauthor of two books on new technologies and the future: The Long Boom, which was translated into a half dozen languages, and What’s Next.
Leyden has two masters degrees from Columbia University, one in politics and the other in journalism, and he graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University after designing his own major in intellectual history.
He has lived for the last couple decades in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and daughter.