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Eric Schmidt

Born: April 1955

Living in United States

Executive Chairman of Google

About Eric Schmidt

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin recruited
Eric Schmidt from Novell, where he led that company's strategic
planning, management and technology development as chairman and CEO.
Since coming to Google, Eric has focused on building the corporate
infrastructure needed to maintain Google's rapid growth as a company
and on ensuring that quality remains high while product development
cycle times are kept to a minimum. Along with Larry and Sergey, Eric
shares responsibility for Google's day-to-day operations. Eric's Novell
experience culminated a 20-year record of achievement as an Internet
strategist, entrepreneur and developer of great technologies. His
well-seasoned perspective perfectly complements Google's needs as a
young and rapidly growing search engine with a unique corporate culture.
Prior
to his appointment at Novell, Eric was chief technology officer and
corporate executive officer at Sun Microsystems, Inc., where he led the
development of Java, Sun's platform-independent programming technology,
and defined Sun's Internet software strategy. Before joining Sun in
1983, he was a member of the research staff at the Computer Science Lab
at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), and held positions at Bell
Laboratories and Zilog. Eric has a bachelor's degree in electrical
engineering from Princeton University, and a master's and Ph.D. in
computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2006,
Eric was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, which
recognized his work on "the development of strategies for the world's
most successful Internet search engine company." In 2007, Eric was
inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a Hellman
fellow.

Experience of Eric Schmidt

  • Corporate Executive Officer and CTO
    at Sun Microsystems

  • PARC

  • Zilog

  • Bell Labs

  • Stanford Graduate School of Business

  • Novell Logo
    Chief Executive Officer
    at Novell

  • Google Logo
    Executive Chairman
    at Google

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