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About the Author
Eric Schmidt is the executive chairman of Google, which he joined in 2001. From 2001 to 2011, he served as Google’s chief executive officer, overseeing the company’s technical and business strategy alongside founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Dr. Schmidt was previously the chairman and CEO of Novell and chief technology officer at Sun Microsystems, Inc., and served on the research staff at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Bell Laboratories and Zilog. He is a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, a member of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology in the United Kingdom and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006 and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a fellow in 2007, he also chairs the board of the New America Foundation, and since 2008 has been a trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He lives in California.