Novelist & Strategist
2017 Speaker • 2018 Speaker • 2020 Speaker • 2022 Speaker

Oakland, CA

Eliot Peper is a novelist whose speculative thrillers explore the intersection of technology and culture. He is the author of Breach, Borderless, Bandwidth, Cumulus, True Blue, Neon Fever Dream and the Uncommon series. His books have been praised by The New York Times Book Review, Popular Science, Businessweek, San Francisco Magazine, io9, Boing Boing and Ars Technica

As an independent adviser, Peper has helped build technology businesses, launch publications, design games, make venture investments, publish bestselling books, pioneer new media formats, commercialize new science, refine strategic plans, earn audiences and inspire teams to challenge the status quo. 

He pursued graduate studies in international affairs, survived dengue fever, translated Virgil’s Aeneid from the original Latin, worked as an entrepreneur-in-residence at a venture capital firm and explored the ancient Himalayan kingdom of Mustang. 

His writing has appeared in publications like Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, VICE,, The Verge, OneZero and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He has been a speaker at Google, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Comic Con, Future in Review and SXSW.