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Series-GFX-Whats-Now-SF-more-graphicWhat’s Now: San Francisco carries out a different kind of strategic conversation about innovation in the Bay Area. We’re not focused on the latest gadgets or business news, but rather on the larger story that’s unfolding in the region right now. There’s no better place on the planet to gain early insights into how life and work, the economy and society, will operate around the world in the decades to come. We hold the big-picture conversation that many innovators and intellectuals want to carry out: how to fundamentally reinvent systems that will work in the 21st century and help create a better world.

Over the last year and a half, we have hosted speakers ranging from tech guru Kevin Kelly to sustainability visionary Paul Hawken, to Code for America Founder Jen Pahlka, to California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom to renowned game designer Jane McGonigal.

We’ve covered cutting-edge innovation in a wide range of fields, from artificial intelligence, to biotech, to autonomous vehicles. We’ve discussed blockchain, climate change, the digital reform of government, and how to rapidly scale up America’s clean energy usage. And the innovators in our audience—including former United States Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Silicon Valley legend Stewart Brand, and Recode Co-Founder Kara Swisher—are often just as impressive as those on stage.



What’s Now: San Francisco is organized by and hosted at the Applied Innovation Exchange of Capgemini, in collaboration with Reinvent. Learn more about AIE here.




5:30pm: Drinks and food with informal networking.
6:30pm: Program begins with our featured guest in conversation with Reinvent Founder Peter Leyden, and then opens up to all those gathered.
7:30pm: The formal program ends and rolls into more informal discussion, food, drinks, and music.
8:30pm: Those who want to are welcome to continue the conversation even further.


If you are interested in attending, please email

Each guest may bring someone they think would be a good addition to the conversation and our growing network of innovators. The event is free of charge.


If you can’t attend, you can still be part of the gathering. The entire hour program will be recorded and will be made available to the public after the event. We’ll have an audio podcast available as well.

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