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What’s Now: San Francisco will carry 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 want to look at the seeds for what may evolve into a new kind of civilization for the 21st century.

Our featured conversation starters are experienced people who can lay out the big story of how their field has developed over the last decade. They are deeply embedded networkers so they can point out the most important innovators currently pushing the front edge of change, and identify the key issues those pioneers are struggling with now. And they also have the vision to speculate on what might unfold in the years ahead.

The featured guest will lay out his or her opening thoughts through an interview, before we open up the conversation for our attendees to interact. Let’s pool what we’re all learning and better understand the remarkable developments taking place in the San Francisco Bay Area right now.



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 and use the space and creative props of the Applied Innovation Exchange.


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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