Shannon Deegan is Google’s Vice President Real Estate and Workplace Services. His teams are responsible for leading Google’s approach to the future workspace in a post-pandemic world. Joining Google in 2007 as the director of People Operations, he led the M&A team, served as lead business partner to Google’s global business organization, and as head of central staffing. Previously, he worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York, in the financial industry in Asia, and as an advisor to the prime minister of Canada. He also played hockey at the professional level with the Los Angeles Kings. Shannon, who gave the Keynote address at the 2015 Business 100, has a B.A. from the University of Vermont, an M.Phil. in international studies from Trinity College Dublin, and an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management. Born in Verdun, Quebec, Shannon lives in Ottawa, Ontario, with his wife, Patti, and their three children, Conal, Orla, and Bridget. In the late 1840s, Shannon’s ancestors sailed to Canada to join Montreal’s growing Irish community in Pointe St. Charles.