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Steven Woods is Senior Engineering Director for Google in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada. Since 2008 Steven has applied his entrepreneurial talents to building Google’s engineering and product efforts and leadership in KW across a wide array of consumer and business products. A serial entrepreneur before Google, Steven built companies in software services and infrastructure, in-game advertising, and consumers services – including Quack.com – the world’s first interactive voice assistant which was sold to America/Online Time Warner in 2000. Steven serves as Chairman of the board of Communitech – Canada’s most impactful business and startup accelerator and on the board of several Canadian companies – from startups to FYI Doctors – a global leader in eyecare products and services. Steven has worked in software development and research areas for nearly 30 years, holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan and a Masters and PhD in Computer Science (Mathematics) from the University of Waterloo. Steven received the JW Graham Medal in Computing and Innovation from U of W in 2010.