John leads product management for Google's geo products, which include Maps, Earth, Local Search, Transit, Street View, SketchUp and special initiatives such as Google Ocean and Sky. He came to Google in 2004 through the acquisition by Google of his company, Keyhole, whose technology was the basis of Google Earth. Long committed to global access for geo information, since joining Google he has overseen the global roll-out of Maps, Earth and Local.
Prior to joining Google, John was an entrepreneur who co-founded Big Network as well as Keyhole. John received his MBA from UC Berkeley in 2004. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated magna cum laude with Special Honors in Plan II.
John is an executive fellow at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.
- 07/31/10 -techcrunch.com