Dan Cobley

Former Managing Director Of Google

Dan Cobley is a tech giant that is perhaps best known for his role as the former managing director of Google as well as being a serial investor and partner for the UK venture capital firm, Blenheim Chalcot. Cobley’s role is to oversee the large Fintech portfolio and his expertise came from Google, where he served as the MD for UK & Ireland for nearly a decade. Other than the US, the UK & Ireland market is considered to be the biggest that utilises their platform.

Cobley also held other positions in Google, including the role of Vice President of EMEA Marketing. One of the world’s most requested and influential technology and innovation speakers in the world given his incredible career and diverse expertise, the former Managing Director of Google and Vice President of EMEA Marketing is available to hire for events and conferences around the world through the Champions Speakers agency.

During his time at Google, Cobley was solely responsible for an incredible five-billion dollar’s worth of revenue. Dan’s role saw him helping companies large and small to harness the vast suite of digital tools to delve into analytical data providing insights into the digital world and allowing companies to increase their revenue. As the search giant’s VP of Marketing he was responsible for all aspects of European business and consumer marketing.

Prior to joining Google, Cobley held senior marketing roles at Capital One Europe, where he helped make the company the UK’s leading new card issue, and Ask Jeeves, Pepsi and Walkers. After studying Physics at Oxford, Cobley began his career in consulting and oil exploration.

Cobley speaks of the power of Fintech, technology and more broadly, Google’s unique approach to business. Cobley has been a chair to tech start-ups, whilst also investing and advising new businesses. Additionally, Cobley is a trustee of the charity Technology Trust, and has served on the advisory boards of Telegraphy Media Group and popular dating website, eHarmony. Cobley’s TED speech on physics and marketing has been a popular view – it has been watched over one million times and her has furthermore been rated as one of the influential people by both Wired magazine and The Evening Standard.

To book Dan Cobley as the business management speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

Watch Dan discussing What Physics Taught Me About Marketing, here:

“EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT IT TODAY! How I found you and how interesting the hour session was. You had a tough act to follow as the 372 had been there since 10am and was starting to flag after all the sessions, so to bring them all back into the ballroom, up lift and inspire them was a job very well done.”
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