During his 30-year career as a technical executive, Nelson was Google’s Vice-President for Europe and Emerging Markets, an IBM Distinguished Engineer and VP for Information and User Technologies, as well as a Professor at the University of Kaiserslautern. During his tenure at Google, he grew the engineering presence in Europe from less than 300 to more than 3000 engineers, and his team made major contributions to many Google projects including: Google Chrome, Android and Mobile products, Google+ Hangouts, privacy, child protection extensions to Search, YouTube copyright protection tools, Transit and other Google Maps features, Google Calendar, Priority Inbox for Gmail, and many more. Currently, Nelson is an independent consultant, an active member of the Board of Directors of Grameen Foundation, RBS – a large media group in Brazil, and Mobile Planet in Kenya, as well as a board member of research forums such as the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany. Nelson received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Kaiserslautern and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil.

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