Anna Baird


Special Programs and Executive Engagements, Google

Anna Baird is an accomplished business transformation leader who currently leads Executive Engagements on innovation, AI and design thinking for Google Cloud’s Customers. She has been published on YouTube as a public face for Google’s DNA Series which talks about Business Impact through People, Culture of Innovation, Psychological Safety and Sharing Consciously.

Founding Cultivate Labs for the Google Cloud business, Anna’s storytelling draws on her customer experience consulting and technology background. She has held multiple roles in Google in an Executive Advisor capacity for Innovation, Ethical AI and Work Transformation.

Anna’s previous roles have included an Executive Advisor role at LinkedIn and a number of Director roles in consulting. She is also a Director for Cocoon Advisory Limited, a consultancy she built to drive support for scale and transformation in startup businesses.

Active in a number of Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, Anna is an advocate for the UN’s HeForShe commitment and is a mentor with The Knowledge Society (TKS) aiming to help young inventors and technologists as they build their out proof of concepts for tech accessibility, sustainability and healthcare among other industries.

Anna’s speaking engagements have spanned from South Africa to Saudi Arabia, all throughout Europe and across North America. She is a Keynote Speaker with Chartwell Speakers and has spoken at a number of company-wide kick-offs, public associations and Government entities.