I'm an engineering manager on the Enterprise Gmail team at Google. Focusing on bringing the power of consumer technologies to the enterprise market. Previously I worked on Google Earth, guiding it from a startup through its acquisition by Google (it's now crossed 1 billion installs). I have a patent pending for a Browser Size - a tool that illustrates how websites lose important traffic by requiring scrolling.
Prior to joining Google in 2004, I worked on the Diablo computer series and the animated film, Ice Age. I received my bachelorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s degree in computer science from the University of Cambridge - Double First with Honours.
I enjoy public speaking and have had the privilege of presenting twice at the TED conference. I'm also an active angel investor. With investments in Getaround (TechCrunch Disrupt '11 winner), Ostrovok (Series A from Catalyst), Buyer's Best Friend, Loku, Monsto.us, JetPac, TeamUp & MavenLink.
University of Cambridge
BA, Computer Science
1997 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 2000
Double-First result in my examination
Awards: College Exhibition, Foundation Scholarship
Activities and Societies: First Men's Novice Boat Crew, Origami, asdf
TED2016, TED2015, TED2014, TED2013, TED2012, TEDActive 2011, TED2010, TEDIndia 2009, TED2009, TED2008
Areas of Expertise
Web development, Computer graphics, Google Earth, startups
Talk to me about
Blindfolded Origami. Google Earth, technology and startups. The Queen's English and good beer.
My TED story
I met Kaki King (the guitarist) at TED 2008. While talking I asked her "Is that Cameron Diaz?" She then replied "Is that Al Gore?" We decided to toss a coin to decide who to talk to first. Just as we were going to do that, Chris Anderson came up to thank us both for speaking!