Thursday, January 27, 2011

NovaFamous: Google’s Counsel

We’ve decided to dedicate a section of the blog to Nova Scotian born or raised individuals who are leaving there marks in this big wide world. I bet you thought we’d start off with the Golden Boy, aka Sidney Crosby. Well, we’re not....but we still love Crosby (Go Pens!).

We actually decided to begin with an individual we didn’t even know existed until we came across an event for Digital Nova Scotia in which he will be speaking at here in Halifax. We discovered that one of Google’s own VPs (the people who make this blog possible) is a Nova Scotian.

Don Harrison is his name. His official title is something like Deputy General Counsel at Google (assuming this has something to do with law) and he does something with Google Venture (whatever that is). His profile states he’s one of Google’s lead negotiators. Other than he has graduated from Dalhousie, worked in a Toronto Law firm and looks kind of pasty in his photo to be living in California, we don’t really know that much about him. A Google search didn’t bring up much about him other than he writes for their Public Policy Blog and that’s about it. Hopefully the papers will cover more of his life story the closer we get to the Digital Nova Scotia event because I for one am intrigued and excited to learn that someone in Google is a Nova Scotia.

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