Louis Perrochon graduated in computer science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) and held research positions at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany and Stanford University. After three years building Web businesses with Viant, he's now an engineering director at Google where - among other things - he started Google Checkout and lead engineering for YouTube. He is currently working on Google's Geo products.
He is interested in technical, organizational, and social aspects of global information systems. His research work includes Web-legacy sytem integration, Web access for visually impaired, Internet based information kiosks, and cyber warfare.