Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Assistants - Where Does Google See the Future?
Manuel Bronstein is Vice President of Product for the Google Assistant, leading strategy and the product teams that design and build the Google Assistant experiences across all devices. He is also an active investor and advisor to tech companies. Prior to this role Manuel was Vice President of Product Management at YouTube, overseeing YouTube's mobile, desktop and living room applications, as well as growth, live, community and infrastructure. Previously, Manuel led the teams that launched YouTube's Kids, Music, and Gaming apps. Before joining YouTube, Manuel was VP of Product and General Manager at Zynga, where he led games and platform teams working on Poker, FarmVille, FarmVille 2 and the Zynga Network. Prior to Zynga Manuel worked at Microsoft where he led product, strategy and business for several Xbox products. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from USB in Venezuela and an MBA from U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business.
Kevin looks for interdisciplinary entrepreneurs solving big problems in healthcare and the life sciences. He's also a passionate gamer and invests in interactive media platforms, tools and content. Prior to joining Upfront in 2012, Kevin was at The Boston Consulting Group, where he advised on strategy, M&A and operations for technology, healthcare, and industrial goods clients in the US and Asia. Previously, Kevin worked at Verscend Technologies, a healthcare software startup in Boston, focusing on data analytics product development selling into payers and providers.