Jacob Helberg

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

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Jacob Helberg is an Adjunct Senior Fellow for the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS. He is also a venture capital investor and the author of The Wires of War: Technology and the Global Struggle for Power (Simon & Schuster, October 2021). Helberg is a Senior Advisor at the Stanford University Center on Geopolitics and Technology and co-chair of the Brookings Institution China Strategy Working Group and the U.S.-France Working Group on China. He is a member of the Manufacturing Leadership Council at the National Association of Manufacturers. From 2016 to 2020, Helberg was Google’s global lead for the company's internal global product policy efforts to combat foreign interference.

Prior to joining Google, Helberg was a member of the founding team of GeoQuant, a geopolitical risk forecasting technology company backed by Swiss Re’s venture capital arm, one of the world’s largest reinsurers.

Jacob Helberg received his M.S. in cybersecurity risk and strategy from New York University.

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