Peter Corbett 

CEO, iStrategyLabs

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Peter Corbett is the retired founder of iStrategyLabs (ISL) – a digital agency that develops solutions to clients’ challenges and brings them to life in the online and offline world. In 2016, Peter sold ISL to WPP. His retirement announcement is here.

Peter is widely known for his marketing acumen coupled with a deep technical background, and a focus on community building. His client work includes brands like NBCUniversal, Facebook, Google, USA Network, Sam Adams, Disney, ESPN, ABC, NPR, PBS, GE, Microsoft, NASDAQ, Intel, GEICO, American Eagle Outfitters, Pinkberry, Honest Tea, Coca-Cola, Crate & Barrel/CB2, Chase, Capital One, Rosetta Stone, The US Army, Deloitte, McKinsey, Volkswagen, Audi, Ford, Hilton, Double Tree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Marriott, Sweet Green and more.

His experiences as a programmer and designer in his teens, concert producer and business school student in college, TV producer and ad agency exec combine to provide a perspective that can be described as divergently expansive. In 2016, after winning 20 Cannes Lions and 2 Small Agency of the Year awards, Peter sold ISL to WPP, bringing the company he founded into the J. Walter Thompson company network, and establishing ISL as a global player in the full service digital agency space.

A tireless champion of innovation, and disruptors everywhere – Peter has become a globally sought after speaker and mentor. His network extends deeply across the 70 countries around the world where he's mentored startups, keynoted conferences and facilitated workshops on business formation, product marketing and development, hardware prototyping and creative marketing approaches. He remains a definitive connector and leader among DC and NYC's creative and technology community having spent years as a grassroots organizer driven to build a healthy ecosystem for entrepreneurs.

He has mentored a dozen startup accelerator classes, advised hundreds of early stage tech companies, founded the massive DC Tech Meetup that currently boasts 20,000+ members, and created the 12,000+ person DCWEEK festival.

He’s frequently called upon by media such as Good Morning America, Time Magazine, NPR, the Washington Post,, Inc. Magazine, WIRED and GigaOm to provide his perspective on technology, entrepreneurship and innovation.