Benjamin Fried '88 CC

Benjamin Fried

Mr. Fried was appointed chief information officer at Google, Inc. in April 2008. He oversees the company’s global technology systems. Prior to joining Google, he was a managing director at Morgan Stanley’s Application Infrastructure group, where he ran a wide swath of essential technology operations. His purview included e-mail, grid computing, real-time market data, source code management for software projects, the Web site, instant messaging, and desktop software.

Before joining Morgan Stanley in 1994, he worked for Heuristicrats Research helping to design Decision-Theoretic Scheduler technology (which helps schedule jobs in a system that’s reaching its job capacity). Mr. Fried has also been a user services consultant and a systems programmer at Columbia University. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and serves on the editorial advisory board of its Queue magazine.

Mr. Fried received a BA in computer science from Columbia College in 1988.

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