Podcast #57

Peter Marx – To Live and Thrive in L.A.

Appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti, Peter Marx is Los Angeles’ first Chief Innovation and Technology Officer. Born and raised in the city of angels, his motivation is simple: “I want to see my city become a better place.” With a self-referenced “$40 title,” a seemingly oversimplified work goal, and zero experience in government, the former Qualcomm and EA exec comes to Innovation Crush to breakdown how he has continually used naivete as one of his greatest professional strengths. Along the way, he shares some superbly informative anecdotes on how Los Angeles (currently ranked 6th!) is leading the world in municipal innovation.