Search Wars: Sridhar Ramaswamy
In this episode, we’re thrilled to be joined by Sridhar Ramaswamy, co-founder and CEO of privacy-focused search engine Neeva – and the former leader of Google’s US$115 billion advertising division.
Drawing on a lifetime of tech experience – particularly his 15 year tenure at Google – Ramaswamy dives deep on the evolution of the search ecosystem, why he felt compelled to launch Neeva and what the future of (ad-free?) search really looks like.
Christian J. Ward
EVP, Chief Data Officer
Christian J. Ward is the Executive Vice President and Chief Data Officer at Yext focused on the expanding applications of knowledge graphs and data asset optimisation. His focus is to help Yext clients identify, value and structure their knowledge graphs to maximise their data value. Ward is the co-author of the Amazon top release Data Leverage: Unlocking the Surprising Growth Potential of Data Partnerships and has developed and executed hundreds of data partnerships around the world, from small entrepreneurial firms to the world’s largest data companies. Ward has served as Chief Data Officer of SourceMedia, Chief Data Officer of Infogroup and Global Head of Content Innovation at Thomson Reuters, among other roles. He has been quoted in publications like the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, GeoMarketing, StreetFight and Search Engine Journal and he speaks frequently on data strategy, partnerships and the future influence of data.
Co-Founder and CEO
Sridhar Ramaswamy is the Chief Executive Officer of Neeva – the world's first ad-free, private subscription search.
Prior to founding Neeva, Sridhar oversaw all of Google’s Advertising products, which included search, display and video advertising, analytics, shopping, payments and travel. He joined Google as an engineer in 2003 and was an integral part of the growth of AdWords and Google’s advertising business. Before that, Sridhar was a Director of Engineering for the analytics platform at E.piphany. He also held research positions at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies and Bell Communications Research (Bellcore).
Sridhar has also been a Venture Partner at Greylock Partners since October 2018.