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Nikesh Arora, Former Top Executive at Google and SoftBank, to Give Closing Keynote at GSV Pioneer Summit

Nikesh Arora, Former Top Executive at Google and SoftBank, to Give Closing Keynote at GSV Pioneer Summit
Having been COO and president at SoftBank and chief business officer at Google (Alphabet), Nikesh Arora is one of the world’s top tech executives.
Nikesh joined Google before its IPO in 2004 and was instrumental in building Google into the largest digital advertising business in the world. He joined SoftBank in 2014 and led the investments in some of the leading companies worldwide including Snapdeal, Ola Cabs, GrabTaxi, SoFi, Coupang, and Didi Chuxing.

Nikesh worked closely with SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son on the the globalization and transformation on the group as well as implement a sustainable long-term strategy for SoftBank’s investments. He played an instrumental role in monetizing Softbank’s stakes in Alibaba and Supercell, which created over $17 billion of value to Softbank.

At Google, Nikesh held several management positions including Chief Business Officer, leading Google’s rapidly growing and extremely successful commercialization. Prior to Google, Nikesh was the CMO of T-Mobile. Nikesh has had an illustrious career spanning some of the most important technology and financial companies in the world.

Nikesh holds an MS degree from Boston College and an MBA from Northeastern University, both of which were awarded with distinction. He holds the CFA designation. In 1989, he graduated from the Institute of Technology in Varanasi, India with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

The GSV Pioneer Summit is the conference for breakthrough innovation and game-changing entrepreneurs. Pioneer Summit is two-day technology conference (September 14-15, 2016) in the heart of Silicon Valley that is focused on the people and companies building tomorrow’s industries. The Pioneer Summit convenes a global community of daring entrepreneurs and connects them with leading growth investors and global corporations who can help scale their efforts. GSVlabs in Redwood City, California will host the 2016 GSV Pioneer Summit. Buy your ticket now to reserve your place.

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