Wednesday October 28, 2020

Interview: The Olympic rower steering Google through the challenges of Covid

Matt Brittin is proud of how the search engine giant has helped to support individuals and businesses during the pandemic

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
2nd October, 2020
Matt Brittin, Google’s president of business and operations in EMEA, saw huge shifts in what people were searching for once the pandemic hit. Photo: Pirhana Photography

Matt Brittin has a little reminder in his home office of where he’d rather be. A large G, the Google logo, sits proudly on the shelf of the company’s president of business and operations in EMEA, but it’s no replacement for the buzz of office life.

Everybody faced challenges when the pandemic hit in March, but few had quite the spread of responsibilities as the man charged with leading...

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