Biography

Scott Penberthy

Scott Penberthy

Director, Applied AI
Google Cloud

Scott is the Director of Applied AI at Google. In this role, he leads a team of AI engineers and PhDs who help VIPs reimagine the production of goods and services and how value is exchanged in free markets. His team applies current and upcoming AI technologies to materialize proofs of concept and drive long-term transformations. Prior to this role, Scott was a Technical Director in the Office of the CTO, a group at Google dedicated to helping customers thrive in the world of cloud computing. Scott kept one foot in the AI labs of Silicon Valley, the other in Wall Street and board rooms. Demand skyrocketed and he was asked to build a team focused on AI. Scott has a rich background in financial services and enterprise computing. He was recently Managing Director in the CEO’s office of PwC, leading a transformation of PwC’s technology from on-premise, waterfall computing to public cloud with devops. Scott has many raucous stories from selling public cloud amid the Snowden scandal; coordinating leaders across Europe, Asia and the Americas; debating regulation bodies and lawyers; aligning vendors, clients and partners on a common mission; and, finally, educating boards and accountants on the wonders of public clouds and AI. Before that Scott played his hand as CTO at several Web startups after rising from IBM Research to the IBM Chairman’s office in the 90’s. Scott is a passionate triathlete and a proud father of two smart, beautiful daughters. Outside work, he believes in STEM education and preparing the world for a new blend of human and machines. Scott is a mentor in Udacity’s Machine Learning and Self-Driving Car NanoDegree programs. He’s an avid reader and loves studying history, economics and the eminent dead. Scott has a PhD in AI and Computer Science with multiple degrees from MIT and the University of Washington.

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