Sam Sebastian

Vice President, Google Cloud Canada

Google Canada

Sam Sebastian recently rejoined Google and is responsible for all Cloud business operations in Canada and scaling Google’s enterprise technology division to the private and public sectors in Canada.

He leads a Cloud team of over 500 Googlers across five offices in Canada. Before leaving his previous role as President & CEO of Pelmorex Corp, Sam was responsible for all of Google’s operations in Canada as the VP & Country Manager from 2013-2017. He joined Google in 2006 in Chicago and held a variety of executive-level roles in the US before moving to Canada to head the business there. Prior to Google, he was a General Manager and Senior Vice-President at a large online classified business, Classified Ventures (,, and started his career at Arthur Andersen as an accountant and consultant.


wednesday – 11:25am Main Stage

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How Generative AI Will Spark Innovation Across Industries in Canada

We are currently witnessing one of the most significant shifts in technological history with the emergence of generative AI. This is truly unprecedented, and it’s creating opportunities for businesses to transform their operations and disrupt industries. Whether it’s faster customer service, new healthcare breakthroughs, climate innovations or more efficient supply chains, the top question we’re getting at Google Cloud is ‘how do I get started?’ Sam will show you how industries across Canada and around the world are adopting this new technology responsibly to drive value for their customers.