What’s Now: San Francisco is a monthly conversation about the most important innovations emerging in the San Francisco Bay Area right now. Every month Capgemini’s Applied Innovation Exchange will host a remarkable person who deeply understands one of the many areas exploding with innovation.
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Date/Time: May 16, 2016
Speaker: John Battelle, Co-Founder & CEO- NewCo.
John Battelle was the perfect featured speaker to kick off the What’s Now: San Francisco series. John was the founding managing editor of WIRED magazine, just a few blocks away from the San Francisco Exchange. As co-founder of the Web 2.0 Summit, he helped reboot the tech industry with a new narrative after the dotcom crash. John has launched half a dozen media startups, including his latest, NewCo Platform.
John laid out his ideas on the evolution of yesterday’s startups and spoke on the big-picture story of the Bay Area tech boom, while providing new insights into one of the region’s key drivers of innovation.
John sees the tech story as receding in importance, he believes the defining features of tech startups are now moving into the broader economy and transforming business culture.
The timing of this shift could not be more fortuitous, according to John, given mounting challenges ranging from inequality to climate change.
Click below to view highlights of John Battelle at What’s Now: San Francisco
Date/Time: June 16, 2016
Speaker: Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick, WIRED
Kevin is one of the most original thinkers in the San Francisco Bay Area, and he has spent much of his life seeking out other cutting edge innovators in the region. In June he will publish his latest book that synthesizes much of what he has learned over the course of his long and impressive career: The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future.