Megan Smith

Megan Smith | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Megan Smith | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, CEO Shift7, Former US CTO, Former VP of Google New Business, MIT Media Lab Advisor
Washington
Drive innovation in the workplace and gain insights into the future of technology and politics with Megan Smith, speaker, award-winning tech entrepreneur, and former U.S. Chief Technology Officer.
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Megan Smith | Speaker Biography

Third U.S. Chief Technology Officer
Vice President at Google, led Google Earth & Maps acquisitions
CEO of PlanetOut, early LGBTQ online community leader

Megan Smith is an award-winning tech entrepreneur, engineer, and evangelist. She served as the third U.S. Chief Technology Officer and played a key role in utilizing technology and data to address various issues, from economic growth to criminal justice reform. Smith recruited top tech talent to work across different government positions and collaborated on initiatives like TechHire and Computer Science for All. Prior to her role as U.S. CTO, she held a vice president position at Google, where she managed partnerships and led acquisitions of Google Earth and Google Maps. Smith also served as CEO of PlanetOut, an online LGBTQ community, and worked on early smartphone technologies at General Magic and Apple Japan. She currently sits on the boards of MIT and the MIT Media Lab. Smith holds a bachelor's and master's degree in mechanical engineering from MIT. Her speaking topics include innovation in the workplace, technology, politics, and pride.

Why Should You Book Megan Smith?

Megan brings a wealth of experience from her tenure as the U.S. Chief Technology Officer and her leadership roles at Google and PlanetOut, offering unparalleled insights into innovation, technology, and diversity. Her track record of fostering collaboration and driving significant tech initiatives, like TechHire and Computer Science for All, showcases her ability to inspire and enact change. Booking Megan as a speaker will empower your team or business with actionable strategies for leveraging technology to solve complex challenges and promote inclusivity.

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