Jennifer Kurkoski

Director, People & Innovation Lab at Google

Jennifer Kurkoski directs Google's People & Innovation Lab (PiLab). Part of Google's People Operations (aka, Human Resources) department, PiLab members conduct innovative research aimed at transforming organisational practice within Google and beyond. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company magazine. Prior to Google, Jennifer worked in Leadership Development and Online Community Management in positions at both internet firms and non-profit organisations. She holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley's Haas School of Business, where she studied the factors that drive social network evolution.