Oliver Heckmann is the Vice President of Engineering for Google’s Shopping and Travel teams. In Travel, Oliver oversees all products at google.com/travel, including flights, hotels and things to do.
His teams are based in Mountain View, Cambridge, Pittsburgh, Bangalore, Munich 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.