Eric Schmidt

Former Chairman and CEO, Google & Alphabet

Tuesday, April 14, 2020


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Video Conference - The Technological Response to COVID-19

Marie Josée Kravis
Chair, The Economic Club of New York
Senior Fellow, The Hudson Institute

Eric Schmidt joined Google in 2001 and helped grow the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology. He served as Google's Chief Executive Officer from 2001-2011, Executive Chairman 2011-2018 and Technical Advisor 2018-2020. Prior to Google, Eric held leadership roles at Novell and Sun Microsystems, Inc. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University as well as a master's degree and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Eric is Chairman of the Department of Defense's Innovation Board and was awarded the Medal for Distinguished Public Service by Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. Eric is a member of NASA's National Space Council User Advisory Group which is chaired by the Vice President.

He is the co-author of The New Digital Age, How Google Works, Trillion Dollar Coach, and serves on the boards of the Mayo Clinic and the Broad Institute. He's a Gulfstream pilot, and his philanthropic efforts through The Schmidt Family Foundation focus on climate change, including support of ocean and marine life studies at sea, as well as education, specifically cutting-edge research and technology in the natural sciences and engineering. He is founder of Schmidt Futures which helps exceptional people do more for others by applying science and technology thoughtfully and working together across fields.

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