Peter Hirshberg has led emerging media and technology companies at the center of disruptive change for more than 25 years. He is Chairman of Re:imagine Group which shapes strategies at the confluence of people, places, brands and cities.
He’s co-founder and Chairman of San Francisco’s Gray Area Foundation for the Arts where he’s led initiatives at the forefront of citizen engagement in smart cities, open data and digital art. These include San Francisco’s Summer of Smart civic hackathon program with 16 mayoral candidates and Urban Prototyping in Singapore, London, San Francisco, Geneva and Zurich. As advisor to the United Nations Global Pulse project, he’s addressed the U.N. General Assembly on real-time data for international development.
Peter was founder and CEO of Elemental Software, served as president and CEO of Gloss.com and is former Chairman of Technorati, the pioneering social media search engine and ad network. During a nine-year tenure at Apple Computer, Hirshberg headed Enterprise Marketing. He is a Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and a Henry Crown fellow of the Aspen Institute.
Peter is a frequent technology and media industry speaker, having presented at TED, the World Economic Forum, DLD, EG the Entertainment Gathering, and The Aspen Ideas Festival. Peter Hirshberg earned his bachelor’s degree at Dartmouth College and his MBA at Wharton.