Steve Grove, Director of Partnerships, Google+
Steve leads Google’s efforts to grow Google+ through partnerships with influential organizations, media companies, brands, and public figures. Previously he built the news and politics division of YouTube, including CitizenTube, a channel that curates and promotes citizen-generated news clips. He launched the award-winning CNN/YouTube Debates, the first-ever web-to-TV political debates in which candidates answered questions submitted by users, and in 2010 he hosted the first-ever social media interview with President Obama. Grove also started YouTube’s nonprofit program, which allows charity organizations to harness the platform for their causes. He is a Truman National Security Fellow and a member of the Advisory Board of Witness, a video human rights nonprofit.