Creative Chief, Google Zoo Asia-Pacific
Dave Bowman leads Google’s Partner Innovation team in APAC, a team working in 19 markets across the region dedicated to doing creative things for brands with Google technology that have never been done before. He also developed a groundbreaking program called Create With Google, aimed at helping the creative community use Google’s 380+ products and platforms to maximum effect. Before Google, he spent the majority of his career in creative agencies, founding his own start up, Special Group, leading TBWA’s group of creative companies in Sydney and across the region, and was an instrumental figure in the formative years of Droga 5’s New York operation as well as The Glue Society. He has been lucky enough to be recognised for his work with over 40 Cannes Lions (including a Grand Prix and two Titanium Lions) and has been ‘In the Book’ over a dozen times at D&AD. He is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. And outside of advertising, co-founded Pivot, a band who were nominated for Triple J’s Album Of The Year, and then lost their vowels when they got sued, to become PVT. Dave is married with two kids and lives in Sydney (even though it feels like he lives on a plane).