The former Chief Information Officer at Google, Douglas Merrill championed innovation at the company as it grew from Internet start up into one of the world's most admired organizations. He brings to his keynotes a rich real world perspective on innovation as strategy and culture while delivering an overview of how new technologies have changed the way we live, and the way we work. Informed, passionate and brilliantly counterintuitive, Merrill now helps companies around the world learn how to build their own sustainable cultures of innovation.
Douglas Merrill is the former CIO and VP of Engineering at Google, where he oversaw a team of 1,500, as well as all aspects of technology, and several high profile projects, one of which, Google Checkout, is now multi-billion dollar business. Merrill has also served as COO of New Music at EMI Group, and as VP of Infrastructure and HR Strategy at Charles Schwab. In academia, he was an Information Scientist at the RAND Corporation. He holds a Ph.D. in cognitive science from Princeton and is the author of Getting Organized in the Google Era: How to Get Stuff Out of Your Head, Find It When You Need It, and Get It Done Right.