JENN BENNETT

Venture Advisor
Technical Director, Office of CTO, Google Cloud, Enterprise Digital Transformation, Advanced Manufacturing, ESG

Jenn Bennett is a technology executive with a track record of leading large scale transformations across organizational boundaries. She brings 25+ years of experience leading multiple engineering and product development organizations with experience across an array of industries, including sports, media, and manufacturing and supply chain.  In each realm, she has forged new opportunities and driven growth.  

Ms. Bennett currently serves as a technical director in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer at Google Cloud. There, she leads a top tier group of technology leaders. Ms. Bennett serves a central role advising strategic enterprise customers on Google’s innovation and multifaceted tools for solving complex business and technical challenges. In addition, the team focuses on collaboratively innovating with Google’s most strategic customers to tackle some of the industry’s most challenging and pressing opportunities and technology strategy as it evolves to meet the future needs of the industry. Ms. Bennett leads a team focused on all things data, realizing the promises of data democratization, analytics and innovation. She also leads the technology strategy for sustainability, an emerging and growing CxO area of focus. Ms. Bennett’s expertise focuses on big data and streaming data technology such as BigQuery, Pub/Sub, Dataflow, BigTable as well as adjacent technologies such as TensorFlow/CloudML, geospatial analytics and IOT.  

Before Google, Ms. Bennett served as general manager for GE Digital’s Brilliant Manufacturing unit, leading work on transforming manufacturing as part of Industry 4.0 and factory of the future. Working closely with GE’s 400+ factories as well as factories of GE’s F500 customers, Ms. Bennett led the strategy and product development focusing on data and analytics to deliver higher quality products, rapid product innovation, agility and more efficient and eco-friendly manufacturing processes.

 

Ms. Bennett’s career has focused on emerging technologies and transformation of industries which are now widely adopted. From leveraging functional MRIs to assess brain activity in the early 1990s to video and data analytics transforming sports and then news and broadcast production in the mid-1990s. From leveraging video conferencing and speech analytics to enhance enterprise collaboration in the early 2000s to big data analytics in manufacturing in early 2010s. 

In her free time, Ms. Bennett reached a pinnacle of professional international soccer (football), working as a Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) referee, officiating several Women’s World Cup games between 2002-2010. 

Ms. Bennett holds a MS in BioEngineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.