Under the patronage of European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, the Convention will gather more than 2000 innovators, thought leaders, policy makers, business and top researchers. We’re delighted that the goal is to create an innovation-friendly environment, allowing great ideas to be turned into products and services that will bring our economy growth and jobs.
My role representing Google at such a big event is a bit daunting - two years ago, our executive chairman Eric Schmidt gave the keynote address.
At this year's edition, I will present Google's initiatives to foster entrepreneurship and startups. Our Google for Entrepreneurs program includes four European tech hubs in London, Krakow, Berlin, or Paris. These initiatives are Google’s pledge to the EU Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs.
We’re not just coming to the summit to talk, either. We’ll be there to offer participants Google will an exclusive demonstration of the exciting Google GLASS demonstration. GLASS is one of the first examples of the development in wearable technology that is meant to make exploring and sharing the world around you faster and easier. It just the type of idea and product that we would like to see emerge here in Europe.