Founder of Google Ideas; Chief Advisor to Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt; CEO of Jigsaw
Jared Cohen is at the center of technology and how it is changing the world. As the founder and director of Google Ideas at Google and now the CEO of Jigsaw (its successor arm within Alphabet Inc.), he is at the forefront of using technology to tackle some of the toughest global challenges. As a former advisor to two secretaries of state and having visited more than 100 countries (including North Korea and Iran), Cohen is able to look around the corner and shed light on both the next big technological innovation and how it impacts our world, our businesses, and our lives. Whether he’s interviewing former extremists or meeting with the Pope in Rome, Cohen brings his expertise to bear on some of the most challenging problems 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
According to Jared Cohen, most companies have a serious blind spot. They’re increasingly caught in the crossfire of what is a perpetual state of cyberconflict around the world. In this New World Disorder, with billions of people online, data is the digital equivalent of oil. Cyberwars and cyberattacks unfold silently, invisibly and relatively inexpensively. Businesses need to navigate these threats, but lack true understanding of their context. In this riveting presentation, Cohen uncovers the emerging threats (and underlying opportunities) that are keeping world leaders up at night, providing invaluable information about keeping your business, organization and family safe. Read More >
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Businesses can’t afford to be complacent in the face of rapid technological innovation. Some of the most disruptive and world-changing innovations were invented in someone’s garage, while the world remained unaware of the next big thing. Is your business prepared to confront the challenges and opportunities of the next big disruption? Drawing upon his experience developing cutting-edge technologies for Google, bringing innovation to American diplomacy and founding an award-winning technology incubator, Cohen offers a glimpse into tomorrow’s major technology trends and what they mean for you and your business.
Leadership in the 21st century means harnessing technology to work smarter and build successful organizations. It also means constantly innovating to avoid falling behind—leveraging technology to stay relevant and cutting-edge. From growing a business to scaling products to managing high-functioning teams, Cohen provides insights from inside one of the world’s most competitive and successful companies. He also shares stories of disruption, having found ways to innovate both at high levels of government and the tech sector. Speaking as a CEO to other leaders, Cohen breaks through the noise to focus on how the world is changing and how your business can keep pace.
We’re only now learning the extent of outside manipulation on Brexit to the U.S. presidential election. With democracy under threat, it is critical to cut through the punditry and the polls to examine what issues are really at stake, and how this election matters for our future. Cohen examines the 2016 race and beyond through the lens of technology—the issues that matter most and how technology is changing the way campaigns will be run in the future. The stakes have never been higher.
Having traveled to nearly 100 countries—including some of the toughest war zones and repressive societies in the world—Cohen draws on his experience to take you inside the most challenging environments, from North Korea to Iran and beyond. From his meetings with the leadership of North Korea to his interviews with ISIS defectors, Cohen’s travels have given him a unique perspective on the threats facing the world and what can be done about them.
"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."