I know … you’re thinking … but Reed is a Democrat (and even a big Howard Dean supporter)! But he’s also an incredible visionary on future on telecom, political systems, and technology (even when I disagree with him).
Reed is the former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission in the first term of Clinton/Gore (93-97). Today he is a senior advisor at McKinsey & Company, a special advisor to Blackstone Group, and is on the board of directors of Intel, Allegiance Telecom, and Polyserve.
Reed spoke to Stonebrick Group’s Silicon Forum in Palo Alto this summer on the convergence of politics and technology.
Though he works in Washington DC, he is a very frequent visitor to Silicon Valley where many depend on his advice and insights.