CEO of Google Jigsaw, Alphabet, Inc.
Best-selling author Jared Cohen is at the center of technology and how it is changing our world. As the CEO of Jigsaw, the tech incubator within Google’s parent company, Alphabet (ranked #1 private sector think tank in the world), it’s his job to constantly look at the future, predict what will happen and manage change – both internally and externally. He also leads an advanced team of technologists at the forefront of using artificial intelligence and machine learning to tackle some of the toughest global challenges. As a former advisor to two Secretaries of State and an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Cohen also provides invaluable context on how new technologies will impact our world, our businesses, and our lives. Whether he’s speaking about leadership, creating a dynamic culture of innovation, geopolitics, AI or cybersecurity, Cohen’s expertise illuminates some of the greatest challenges and brightest opportunities of our time. Read More >
The Cyberpowers: Disinformation, Political Hacking & New World Disorder
Living in a Hybrid World
The New Digital Age
The Power of Connection Technologies
The Future of Revolutions
Pace of the Future Today
The Importance of Digital Health
Where does the CEO of the #1 ranked private think tank in the world, who is renowned for his forecasting abilities, look for lessons in leadership? The answer will surprise you — and give you invaluable insights into becoming a more effective leader yourself. Drawing from his New York Times best-seller, Accidental Presidents, tech CEO and founder by day and historian by night Jared Cohen proves that we can learn a lot from the triumphs and failures of U.S. Presidents. As commanders-in-chief, they face the same challenges confronted by business leaders, but with the high stakes associated with the most important office in the land. Read More >
Combining compelling business case studies on leadership; the experiences of leaders like Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Harry Truman and LBJ; and the lessons that he has learned as a CEO mentored for a decade by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Cohen tackles: Read Less ^
According to Jared Cohen, it’s not enough to set ambitious and innovative goals. Innovation is all about forecasting problems that others haven’t seen yet — and creating a workforce with the tools and opportunities to create your organization’s own exciting innovation story. From government to tech incubator Google Jigsaw, Cohen has demonstrated a consistent capacity to predict what’s next. As CEO of Jigsaw, ranked #1 private sector think tank in the world, he has also exceled at creating a culture of constant innovation that embraces new technology and new ways of thinking to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems. In this mindset-shifting keynote, he shares how he does it – and how you can, too. Read More >
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In today’s world, businesses that view AI as an opportunity rather than disruption will discover new verticals and new opportunities for partnership. Drawing upon his experience leading a cutting-edge AI research team focused on tackling some of the world's most vexing challenges, Google Jigsaw CEO Jared Cohen looks at the bold new possibilities. Read More >
Examining everything from big data to ethics, privacy and security, Cohen expands on how to: seize this exciting, but complex moment, including: Read Less ^
Businesses fear being hacked and having their data compromised in ways that lead to irreparable damage to their reputation and stakeholder trust. Addressing these threats to your business involves a combination of the right tools and anticipating the next challenge. Having worked with the highest levels of government and business on cybersecurity issues for more than 13 years, Cohen brings unique expertise in this field. At a time when most cybersecurity experts bring a prognosis of doom and gloom, Cohen sees these challenges as an opportunity to build a more innovative company. Given the centrality of every employee protecting themselves, Cohen presents a vision for making your company safer, while at the same time building a more innovative and technically savvy workforce.
Jared Cohen was barely 30 when he was selected by Google Chairman Eric Schmidt to found Google Ideas, the futuristic think tank within the most innovative company in the world. For the past decade, as head of Google Jigsaw (a one-of-a-kind operation within parent company Alphabet that has been ranked as the #1 private sector think tank in the world), he has been at the forefront of the intersection of leadership and cutting edge technology. It’s Cohen’s job to constantly look at the future, predict what will happen and manage change – both internally and externally. Key to this is developing “hybrid thinkers” that are primed for disruption and whatever comes next. In this essential keynote, Cohen shares how to prepare for the future, including his unique forecasting methodology — developed while advising two Secretaries of State and proven right in his remarkably prescient best-seller co-authored with his mentor, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Read More >
Audiences learn how to “lead over the horizon,” including: Read Less ^
In the year 2000, there were only 361 million people worldwide connected to the internet and 907 million mobile devices in circulation. By the year 2020, it is predicted that 6.1 billion mobile devices will bring even more people online. Drawing on his best-selling book co-authored with Alphabet CEO Eric Schmidt, The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business and his vantage point at the head of the world’s leading technology incubator, Jared Cohen examines the impact of this seismic shift in digital demographics. From geopolitics to business and economics, he also looks at how technology will transform the art of leading a country, organization or company in a rapidly changing world. Cohen provides an eye-opening big-picture view of a future in which governments and corporations must partner in order to develop fresh new solutions to the world’s greatest challenges, sharing poignant examples from around the globe.
"Jared is a player at the top of his game. He was animated in his presentation to an audience of community and college people of over 2,500, and spoke entirely without notes. He is gracious but intense in his personal interactions and especially encouraging in his remarks to students, whom he urged to follow their dreams and not be burdened by finding a career upon graduation. What a thrill to observe him now give so much to society."
"Jared was fantastic. The women were really engaged, lots of questions and reaction. We really appreciated Jared’s time, especially staying to host the smaller group sessions. Thank you for all of your help and I enjoyed working with your team!"
"Jared did a phenomenal job. Engaging. Substantive. Audience members were blown away by his storytelling and his ability to move at such a fast pace while not seeming rushed. He left the audience wanting more, and he tied up several important threads of conversation that we’d had during the week. Very pleased."
"Your role as a keynote speaker enhanced the depth of the program and my delegates were certainly excited in the lead up to your speaking session. Without doubt, your words have inspired and resonated with many of the delegates and how as a city we can further embrace technological innovations and digital health."
"Jared was great, very well received and an incredible addition to our program overall. Thanks!"