Dan Cobley

Dan spent over eight years at Google until 2014. For his last three years with the organisation he was Managing Director, UK & Ireland – the biggest market for Google outside the US and the most advanced major country in terms of e-commerce and online advertising spending.

Dan was promoted to the UK MD role after five years in Google marketing, first as Marketing Director, UK, Ireland and Benelux and then as VP Marketing, EMEA. In this role he was responsible for all aspects of European business and consumer marketing. Previously, Dan was VP of Brand and Marketing for Capital One Europe, Marketing Director for Ask Jeeves, and Marketing Director at Pepsi/Walkers. He has also been an early dot.com casualty (great learning!), a strategy consultant, and an oil exploration engineer in Pakistan.

Dan is a regular keynote speaker at conferences, speaking on technology, innovation, and Google’s unique approach to business, including ‘pretotyping’. He is also an accomplished moderator, interviewer and after-dinner speaker. He was named as number three in Wired UK top 100 list, 2012 and number two in Evening Standard 1000 Most Influential Londoners, Digital Innovators, 2012. He appeared on BBC’s Tomorrow’s World as a technology commentator.