Head of Global Strategy, AR and VR
As Google's head of AR and VR Global Strategy, Steven Kan is responsible for identifying new AR and VR growth opportunities and ensuring Google is well positioned for long-term success in the AR and VR industries. Steven joined Google in 2011 and helped launch and grow Google Drive, Chrome OS, and On Hub, consumer products which are now used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. In 2014 he took over new business development responsibilities for Android, IoT, and VR where he managed technology and content partnerships for products such as Google Cardboard, the world's largest VR platform. Before joining Google, Steven was Vice President of Business Operations at Apture (acquired by Google). Prior to Apture, Steven was with venture firms Clearstone and Redpoint where he helped incubate multiple companies including the online video technology company Ankeena Networks (acquired by Juniper). Steven began in online media at Overture (acquired by Yahoo) where he helped start and grow the contextual advertising business to a $100 million run rate. Steven studied Applied Physics at Yale and has an MBA from UCLA Anderson where he was Venture Fellow. He lives in Northern California and can be found sailing the Bay or skiing in Lake Tahoe with his wife and two children.