Oliver Heckmann is the vice president of engineering for Google’s Shopping and Travel teams. For Travel, Oliver oversees all products including Google Flights, QPX, Hotel Search, Google Destinations and the Google Trips app. On the Shopping side, Oliver leads Google Express and the development of Google’s Shopping Ads, Shopping Campaigns in Adwords and Merchant Center.
His teams are based in Mountain View, Cambridge, Pittsburgh and Zürich.
Before working on Travel and Shopping, Oliver was a VP based in Zürich, leading the global YouTube Creator teams. Before joining Google in 2006, he led a research team at the Multimedia Communications Lab in Darmstadt / Germany. In 2004, he won an award for the best German Computer Science Dissertation.