Keynote by Tariq Shaukat


April 29, 2017 9:00 am - 9:45 am

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Tariq M. Shaukat

Tariq M. Shaukat is President of Google Cloud. In this role, Tariq is responsible for customer and revenue operations, including sales, customer engineering, support, channel partnerships, and professional services, for the Google Cloud service offerings (G Suite, Google Cloud Platform, Cloud Machine Learning, Android, Chromebooks, Google Maps).

Prior to joining Google, Tariq was Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Caesars Entertainment, where he oversaw Marketing, Sales, Information Technology, Analytics, Distribution, and Product across all lines of business, including casino, hotel, restaurants, nightlife, and live entertainment. He had joint P&L accountability for company-wide operational performance, and led the operational turnaround of Caesars, increasing EBITDA by almost 50% through a mix of efficiencies and above-market revenue growth.

Tariq joined Caesars as EVP & Chief Marketing Officer from McKinsey & Company, where he was a Partner working with clients across a range of consumer businesses, including financial services, travel, and media/entertainment. Before McKinsey, he worked in the technology industry at Trilogy, an enterprise software company,  and The McKenna Group, a Silicon Valley based consultancy.

Tariq holds a bachelors and masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University, respectively, and a masters degree in Technology and Policy from MIT. He lives in Silicon Valley with his wife, Gigi, and two sons.