Late last night, Google.org‘s Executive Director Larry Brilliant announced that he would step down from leading Google’s philanthropic wing, known as “DotOrg” to Googlers. A NY Times article notes that Megan Smith, a long time Google exec, is stepping in to align the focus of Google.org more with with Google as a whole.
“During our review it became clear that while we have been able to support some remarkable nonprofit organizations over the past three years, our greatest impact has come when we’ve attacked problems in ways that make the most of Google’s strengths in technology and information,” Dr. Brilliant wrote.
“By aligning Google.org more closely with Google as a whole, Megan will ensure that we’re better able to build innovative, scalable technology and information solutions,” he wrote.
Larry Brilliant is a member of our Advisory Council at GPF and has participated as a speaker in our past two conference. Watch him here with Fazle Abed of BRAC discussing how to create an economic space for the poor.
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