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Peter Leyden’s Bio:

Peter Leyden is a leading expert on new technologies and trends shaping the future who constantly looks for what’s next.

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 what he’s learning 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 networked think tank on future trends that helped corporations adapt to globalization and 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 using the Internet.

Leyden currently is founder and CEO of Reinventors, a network of innovators using the new medium of group video to carry out a series of online interviews combined with roundtable discussions about how to fundamentally reinvent America.

Before that he was founder and CEO of Next Agenda, a new media startup specializing in advancing big ideas through the innovative use of web video & online tools.

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 with a BA in intellectual history.

He has lived for the last couple decades in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and daughter.

Peter Leyden’s Shorter Bio:

Peter Leyden is a leading expert on new technologies and trends shaping the future who frequently gives keynote talks about what’s next. Leyden worked for a series of innovative organizations that helped reinvent the fields of media, business and politics: He was managing editor at the original Wired Magazine that introduced the world to the digital revolution. He worked at Global Business Network, the pioneering think tank helping corporations 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 currently is founder and CEO of Reinventors, a network of innovators using the new medium of group video to carry out a series of conversations about how to reinvent America. Before that he was founder and CEO of Next Agenda, a new media startup specializing in advancing big ideas through web video. 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 and What’s Next.

Peter Leyden’s Really Short Bio:

Peter Leyden is an expert in new technologies and future trends who frequently gives keynote talks and works for innovative organizations out to reinvent fields. Leyden was managing editor at the original Wired Magazine, and worked at Global Business Network, the pioneering think tank on the future. He was founding director of the New Politics Institute helping reinvent politics on the Internet. Leyden currently is founder and CEO of Reinventors, a network of innovators using the new medium of group video for a series of conversations about how to reinvent America. Leyden started his career as a journalist, including as a special correspondent for Newsweek magazine in Asia. He coauthored two books on the future: The Long Boom and What’s Next.

Peter Leyden’s 50 Word Essence:

Peter Leyden is Founder & CEO of the new media startup Reinventors (http://reinventors.net), and an author and speaker on new technologies and future trends. He was Managing Editor of the original Wired magazine, director of The New Politics Institute and worked at Global Business Network. Find out more at http://dev.peterleyden.com