Power 50 Profile: Hugo Barra, group product manager, Google
2009 Mobile Internet
Google’s portfolio of services have catapulted it into the so-called ‘third screen’ in one year. Barra is responsible for the entire suite of Google products available across mobile phones, including Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps and, of course, Search. Brazilian Barra, now based in London, joined the company in March 2008. He has been talking to operators and manufacturers about enhancing Google’s products for mobile with significant leaps being taken to compress certain services, and make them fast, easy to navigate and compelling.