Google’s third CEO, Sundar Pichai, rose quickly through the ranks to lead this monstrous company. A Stanford grad, Sundar started his career at Google in 2004 developing the company’s famous toolbar. He was also the man in charge of spearheading Google Chrome 2008, the browser that aimed to take on Firefox and Internet Explorer. We know how that went! The list of Sundar’s achievements at Google goes on and on. Suffice it to say, he’s a man with a mission. Now we’re all wondering, what’s the mission for Google moving forward with Sundar in charge?
Here are 8 Quotes from Sundar Pichai that Unveil the Future of Google
“Good companies do whatever it takes to make sure apps are great and don’t hesitate to add features.”
You want features? You’re in good hands with Sundar. He understands what users want and he’s making it his mission to fulfill the demand.
“Software, increasingly, is playing a more and more critical role in solving things.”
Artificial intelligence, weather balloons flying above remote areas throughout the world or the new AI RankBrain search technology…these aren’t just fun side projects for Google. These projects have purpose, and software is the key to moving them forward.
“At our core we want to build products for everyone.”
At Google, it’s never about building a tool or resource for a particular group of users, it’s about creating a variety of products that have usefulness for everyone. The breadth of Google’s product line will continue to expand in to mobile, TV, search, and more.
“To me, when I look at cars, people spend an inordinate amount of time in cars. These are resources which are very poorly utilized.”
How do you reach the next billion Android users? Create something affordable that is easy to scale no matter where the end user resides. For example, inexpensive Chromebooks that can put computing power in the hands of anyone in world…while their drive!
“Nest is one vertical implementation of a set of smart products for the home. But we will support other people’s smart products for the home.”
Sundar makes it clear that Google will continue to expand their interconnectivity with other products even as they create their own. Making this a priority is one more way to create solutions for common problems.
“One of the areas we wanted to focus on was to empower users more.”
Android and Google products are all about customization and empowerment and that’s not going to change. Sundar believes this is a priority for current and future users of Google products.
“Android was built to be very, very secure.”
Cyber security is always going to be on the minds of users, which is why Sundar continues to place great emphasis on it. Security simply has to be in the forefront of any new technology.
“It matters for me that we drive technology as an equalizing force, as an enabler.”
Sundar wants Google to bring useful technology to the masses, not just developers. No matter where you’re at in the world, you should have access to helpful technological resources, and that’s what Sundar plans to do.
What are your thoughts on the future of Google?