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Bridging the gap between tech and anthropology.

Understanding how technology shapes us and using anthropology to design better tech for all.

Google grad, growth catalyst

For over a decade I honed my acumen in diverse roles at Google. I launched BI tools, built GTM strategies, and mastered the art of digital marketing.

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More than just a strategist, I'm a startup sherpa. I'll be your cheerleader and your secret weapon.

Human Aspect

Using anthropology to explore the human side of the tech revolution, and design anthropology helping create human connection in tech and AI.  

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Valerie Nilsson Resume

July 2022 - present
Strategy, Operations & GTM, Google Workspace

Lead Product & Business Strategy for Google Workspace, spearheading research and strategy development across key product areas including Cyber Security and Gen AI. Workspace.google.com

2021 - present
Startup mentor, Google Startups Incubator

Empowering founders to make informed decisions, scaling startups to achieve rapid, sustainable growth.

2020 - present
Founder "Human Aspect"

To harness the power of innovation and technology, informed by the clarity of behavioral science and anthropology, empower individuals and organizations to forge a more helpful and sustainable future for humans in our natural habitats. 

2021 - 2022
Product Strategy & GTM, Google Core & Corporate Engineering Office of the CIO

Product Strategy and GTM for Google Core Technologies, part of the Office of the CIO, Corporate Engineering. Advisor for critical launches/deprecations, specialized in change management and communications strategy. Launched the GTM strategy platform

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2019 - 2021
Product Lead, Business Intelligence, Google International Growth Team, Google NorthAm

Developed and launched business intelligence tools to scale international growth team operations. Launched a tool to analyze market risks and opportunities during the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak.

2015 - 2019
International Expansion Consultant, Google International Growth Team, Google NorthAm

End-to-end global expansion strategy and go-to-market consultancy to Google's Enterprise customers (Large Customers Sales Org, Global Business) in Tech B2B industry..

2012 - 2015
International Expansion Strategist, Google Global Expansion Team, EMEA

International market expansion advisor, and digital market GTM strategist for global expansion to Google EMEA customers.

2007 - 2011
MSC Anthropology, minor in Economics, Google Cloud Business Development Associate

2011 business development associate, Google Cloud.

2009 Minor MSC Economics, University of Milan, IT; won a PhD seat in Labor Studies, Economics & International Law

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