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Ted Souder

Ted Souder

Head of Industry, Retail / Founder, Google CFO Forum, Formerly Google

One of Google's earliest employees, Ted spent 20+ years as a Google insider working with some of the largest brands in the world on their digital transformation efforts. Ted is also on the Board of Directors at 1871, one of the top rated tech incubators in the world, is on the Board of Directors at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, a former Vice-Chair at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and a part owner of the Monthly Barometer, a boutique think-tank based in Chamonix France that focuses on Economics, Geo-Politics, Tech, Wellness and Climate.

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Digital Transformation


Ted Souder is a widely respected authority on the transformative power of embracing a digital
mindset in today's business world. With an impressive tenure as one of Google's earliest
employees, Ted dedicated over 20 years to contributing to one of the most remarkable business
success stories in history. Throughout his time at Google, he held various senior roles, including
Head of Industry, Retail, and Founder of the Google CFO Forum. Additionally, Ted served as
Vice-Chair of the prestigious Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, one of the oldest and largest
chambers in the United States.
Currently, Ted shares his expertise by teaching digital strategy on the Section School online
learning platform. He is also a part-owner of the Monthly Barometer, a content platform and
boutique geopolitical advisory based in Chamonix, France. The Monthly Barometer provides
members with high-quality macroanalysis and fosters global community engagement at the
intersection of Economics, Geo-Politics, Environment, Technology & Society. Furthermore, Ted
serves as a board director at 1871, one of the most successful and highly regarded tech
incubators in the world.
Ted brings his vast, global experience to audiences with the aim of helping everyone accelerate
out of the pandemic and into a bright and prosperous future. Whether delivering large-scale
keynotes to thousands or facilitating intimate workshops for business leaders, Ted's message
combines inspiration with actionable insights. Participants can expect to leave with uplifted
spirits and a robust toolkit of strategies and tactics tailored for our digital-first world.

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