Jack Hidary

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Jack Hidary

Senior Advisor, Alphabet X Labs

Jack Hidary is a serial entrepreneur and a Senior Advisor to Alphabet X Labs, the advanced innovation lab of Alphabet/Google. In his current role, Mr. Hidary focuses on the marketplace scaling of X Lab innovations. In 1995, he established EarthWeb, a company dedicated to the needs of tech professionals, leading the company from its inception through three rounds of investment and then its IPO. Under his leadership, EarthWeb acquired, a website that connects users with jobs, and other sites dedicated to the needs of IT professionals. Mr. Hidary is Co-Founder and Chairman of Samba Energy, a leading marketplace for commercial solar projects and financing. Samba's marketplace has driven down the cost of commercial solar and thus increased the ROI for companies using the market for their solar programs. He was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is also a founding member of the Clinton Global Initiative. He serves on several boards, including the Board of Trustees of the XPRIZE Foundation.