Nicklas Lundblad is currently serving as Vice President of Public Policy and Government Relations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Google Inc, where he has been working since 2007. He holds a PhD in informatics, and is an adjunct professor in innovation at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences in Sweden, an Eisenhower Fellow and has served on a number of boards. In 2012 he was one of 21 Google executives globally given a Great Manager Award. He is the author of three books on information technology and policy, and is a regular contributor to several newspapers and magazines.