Bridging the Divide: Digital and Analog
Google vet Alex Abelin will cover the need to blank the planet with web access, share an opportunity to create a more healthy internet consumer, and muse on the increasingly important topic of offline interaction. The online and offline chasm is growing, and its time to roll up our sleeves and address it.
Alex Abelin is the External Affairs Manager for Google Northeast. Alex’s duties include building relationships with local and state level government officials, managing a large investment fund for nonprofit entities, acting as the intermediary between external membership organizations and schools, and producing Google focused seminars and events for key stakeholders. He has served as the chief architect in developing seven Google sponsored outdoor WiFi networks; the most recent includes the Chelsea WiFi network, the largest contiguous NYC WiFi network ever created. Prior to serving time on the Policy team, Alex worked on Google’s Sales team, working with Fortune 500 companies under the Financial Services vertical. His duties included developing digital marketing strategies across Google’s many products, optimizing his clients investment to maximize ROI, and educating potential and existing clients on the power of online advertising. His quarterly quota tended to exceed $10M, where he regularly exceed his goals. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.