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Networking Lunch and Afternoon Keynote

As Head of Industry, Retail for Google, Ted Souder works with some of the biggest names in retail, including major brick-and-mortar chains. For our afternoon keynote Q&A, Ted joins OvoFund partner Adam Kaufman for a no-holds-bared discussion about technology, dealmaking and the future of retail.


Ted Souder
Head of Industry, Retail

A 16-plus year veteran at Google, Ted is currently the Head of Industry, Retail. In this role, he manages a team that oversees the Google experience for some of the largest retailers in the world. His team is tasked with helping retailers leverage the power of digital and acts as the main point of contact for Google’s various products and services. Prior to his role in Retail, Ted lived in Paris, France, as part of an exclusive rotation program for senior leaders in the company. While in Paris, Ted oversaw key efforts in Southern and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa as the Head of International Strategic Sales and Operations. Ted also served as a regular industry speaker, an employee mentor and was a member of the executive management team for the SEEMEA region.


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