Renowned businessman and former CEO at Google, Eric Schmidt is a leading figure in the technology industry. Backed by nearly 40 years of first-hand experience in the field, Eric continues to make progressive contributions on corporate and government advisory boards, a testament to his prominent position in the technology business. Equally involved in his philanthropic ventures, Eric is dedicated to sustainability and responsible resourcing, which he actively advocates for through the Schmidt Family Foundation.
For a 10 year period, from 2001, Eric was the CEO of Google, tasked with spearheading the technology giant, ensuring it was ahead of the curve in an ever-evolving industry. Proving his leadership was second to none, Eric utilised his experience in software engineering to navigate an essential time for the business, during which Google acquired YouTube and DoubleClick. Ranked in PC World’s 50 Most Important People on the Web in 2007, Eric’s influence is history-defining for Google, and its parent company Alphabet, where he was a board member for 18 years.
A seasoned speaker, through his many senior roles Eric has been sought-after for industry events, with individuals and corporate clients seeking to replicate the success of Eric and the businesses he’s fronted. With experience in both entrepreneurialism and the leadership of established global brands, Eric’s talks are applicable across the scale of business development, allowing his content to be invaluable for a range of demographics. Currently, Eric remains a prominent figure in the corporate world, as the Chair of the Defence Innovation Advisory Board and the founder of Innovation Endeavours, in addition to his philanthropy work.