Joshua Marcuse

Joshua Marcuse

Head of Strategy and Innovation for Global Public Sector

Google Cloud

Josh Marcuse is the head of strategy and innovation for Public Sector at Google Cloud. He leads a team of public sector digital transformation experts who work to solve-real world problems in public health, smart cities, cyber defense, and more for governments around the world.

Previously, Josh served as executive director of the Defense Innovation Board, a group of distinguished leaders focused on bringing technological and cultural innovations of Silicon Valley to the Department of Defense (DoD). He led the Department’s effort to develop and adopt ethical principles for the use of AI; helped establish a center for AI applications; pushed the DoD to move to the cloud and embrace modern software practices; and promoted a culture of entrepreneurship across the workforce. Josh served as innovation advisor to the DoD CTO and also held roles in the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) for Policy, Personnel & Readiness, and the Chief Management Officer. Prior to DoD, Josh worked at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Josh is active in several nonprofit organizations outside of Google: he is the founder or co-founder of three non-profits: Globally, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, and the Federal Innovator Network at the Partnership for Public Service; and he also serves as an advisor or board member to Schmidt Futures, Silicon Valley Defense Group, Tech Talent Project, DayOne Project, and the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow of the Truman National Security Project.

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