Sarah Hubbard is a product leader and strategist with a focus on building emerging technologies at scale. She is currently a Technology & Public Purpose Fellow at the Harvard Belfer Center, and a Justice, Health, & Democracy Impact Initiative Fellow at the Harvard Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Ethics. As a Senior Product Manager, Sarah has led various cross-functional teams building products in artificial intelligence and machine learning, mixed reality, IoT, and new intelligent devices at both Apple and Microsoft. She has a passion for human-centered design, building communities, and guiding the ethical and equitable use of technology in society.
Previously, Sarah worked at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where she collaborated on launching the Climate Education and Literacy Initiative, a variety of White House Women in STEM projects, and multiple computer science education initiatives such as having President Obama write a line of code. She is also one of the authors of the research paper “Toys That Listen: A Study of Parents, Children, and Internet-Connected Toys”, through her work at the Tech Policy Lab, which focused on the security and privacy implications of internet-connected devices featured at CHI 2017 & FTC PrivacyCon 2018. These experiences in technology policy have influenced her career as a technologist in industry, sparking a life-long interest in understanding and guiding the impact of the emerging technologies she is building.