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Andy Baynes

Andy Baynes

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Former Nest and Apple Executive

Expert in Sustainable Design within Technology

CEO of Global Talent, advising early stage start-ups

“I interviewed Andy on the plenary stage at the Bloomberg Future of Energy Summit. He was insightful, entertaining and succinct, framing his expertise within a context the audience could engage with.”
Dr Tom Rowlands-Rees, Bloomberg

Andy Baynes is an investor, entrepreneur, sustainability expert and former Apple and Google Executive. He was also the founding head of Nest’s business development group.

Andy has over 18 years of experience working on pioneering environmentally friendly technologies in the consumer electronics and IT sector. He has had a number of innovations patented as well as articles published in environmental and energy publications.

He is the CEO of Global Talent, through which he serves as an advisor to early-stage technology companies. He is also a guest lecturer at the Saïd Business school, and has previously lectured at Stanford, Berkely Haas and Middlebury Institute for International Studies.

Andy joined Nest as a start-up in 2012, and starting with the revolutionary Nest Learning Thermostat he developed a channel of over 100 enterprise partners, helping take Nest towards a $3.2 billion acquisition by Google. In his five years at the company Andy helped expand Nest to over fourteen countries across Europe and North America. Nest has rapidly become one of the world’s most recognised energy efficiency smart home technologies on the market.

Andy held the post of Director of Environmental Technologies at Apple where he instigated the industry’s first product design strategy for environmental excellence. He worked very closely with Steve Jobs, and achieved several industry firsts including the elimination of toxic chemicals, the set up of free take-back and recycling programs, the integration of Life Cycle Assessment in product development, and obtaining Energy Star certification across all products.

Andy Baynes is an expert in sustainable and environmentally friendly design through his experience in several of the world’s most pioneering technology companies.


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