Google’s Jared Cohen, Brent Bushnell to Headline #BCTECH Summit

Jared Cohen, the CEO of Google’s tech incubator, and experimental entertainment leader Brent Bushnell are headlining the 2018 #BCTECH Summit, the largest technology conference in Western Canada.

Cohen founded Google Ideas in 2010, a New York City-based think tank. Under Cohen’s leadership, the Google branch expanded into an incubator called Jigsaw, where Cohen serves as CEO. A former advisor to two Secretaries of State and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Cohen leads Jigsaw’s team of engineers, research scientists, product managers and policy experts in understanding how technology can remedy global safety challenges, from online harassment to violent extremism.

While Cohen’s team is developing technological solutions, Brent Bushnell is applying emerging technology to transform social amusement. As the founder of Two Bit Circus, Bushnell is using virtual reality, mixed reality and augmented reality to engineer entertainment, combining physical and digital playgrounds. Both keynote speakers will take the stage at the third annual #BCTECH Summit from May 14 to 16, 2018.

“This event is the largest showcase of innovation in B.C. and gives the world a glimpse of the cutting-edge, made-in-B.C. technologies that are pushing the boundaries of innovation and creating solutions for the world’s most challenging problems,” said Carl Anderson, CEO of the BC Innovation Council.

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