Catherine Courage

Catherine’s passion is delivering world-class products and services that drive customer delight, adoption and loyalty. As VP Consumer UX at Google, she is responsible for defining the end-to-end experience across these critical business and user products.  Catherine co-authored the book “Understanding Your Users,” and is an active writer and speaker on creativity, innovation and design.  She has been featured in Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Huffington Post and TEDx. She has twice been selected by the Silicon Valley Business Journal –  as one of Silicon Valley’s “40 Under 40” young tech leaders, and as one of Silicon Valley’s 100 Most Influential Women. Catherine made Forbes list of “Top 10 Rising Stars at The World’s Most Innovative Companies.” 
Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Catherine leads a multi-disciplinary product experience team across Google, overseeing the company’s largest properties – Search, Assistant, Geo, Payments, Shopping, Travel and Lens in support of billions of users around the globe.


Virtual Presentation Clip, on Innovation: