Max Senges works as Lead for Research Partnerships and Internet Governance for Google in Berlin. While in California (2014-2018) Max worked as Program Manager for Google Research where he build and led Google‘s IoT R&D Expedition (in partnership with e.g. Carnegie Mellon, Cornell Tech and Stanford). Later he became the Head of Google‘s Hardware User Research team. For more than 8 years Max works for and collaborates with Vint Cerf on Internet Governance and interoperability and open standards.
He is passionately thinking and working on the crossroads between academia and the private sector, internet politics, innovation, culture and philosophy of technology. In the last ten years he worked with academic, governmental and private organizations on knowledge ecosystems, e-Learning and Internet governance.
Max holds a PhD and a Master’s Degree in the Information and Knowledge Society Program from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in Barcelona as well as a Masters in Business Information Systems from the University of Applied Sciences Wildau (Berlin). He is also a visiting scholar at Stanford‘s Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL).