Former Google Engineering Director, Robin Williamson, Joins Teralytics’ Leadership Team
Robin Williamson Joins As Vice President Of Engineering
Teralytics, a venture-backed big data, machine learning location analytics specialist headquartered in Zürich, has appointed Robin Williamson as its new Vice President of Engineering. Teralytics understands how the world moves by uncovering trends and patterns within big data, helping cities and companies all over the world make better decisions for the future.
Robin’s career began at IBM and he went on to hold executive roles in American software startups. Most recently, he spent 10 years as an Engineering Director at Google’s Research and Development Center in Zürich.
As Vice President of Engineering, Robin will be responsible for leading the Teralytics engineering team and helping them deliver exceptional, previously unattainable insights around the movement of people and populations to the company’s clients. Robin intends to transform the speed, scalability and client focus within the engineering team by improving the way Teralytics approaches its data architecture, elevating stratospheric internal standards to even higher levels, and by maintaining a balance of world class delivery in the here and now with the pre-existing culture of cutting edge innovation around data science and machine learning applied to rare and sensitive data.
Teralytics intends to sharpen its focus on providing data for mobility, transportation and smart cities, and Robin will be a driving force in that strategic process.
Luciano Franceschina, CTO and co-founder of Teralytics, said: “At Teralytics, we’re always looking to hire world class talent to support our mission of understanding human behavior through data. With his previous experience delivering data to customers for other startups and producing software to the highest standards with Google, Robin is a valuable resource for our engineering team and a great addition to our company. We’re excited to have him working alongside us as we take bold steps into the future of data.”
Robin Williamson, VP of Engineering at Teralytics, commented, “I have worked with great teams and technology at other startups in this industry, and I am very impressed with the ideas, data and technology that Teralytics has developed. Teralytics’ technology is really exciting, as is the power of the company’s data, and I can’t wait to dig into it and focus on the value our data and analysis will deliver to our clients. I am thrilled to be part of the company as it enters an exciting new phase of its development.”
Before joining Teralytics, Robin spent 10 years as an Engineering Director at Google’s Research and Development Center in Zürich. Prior to that, he spent 10 years at software startups in the USA in executive roles responsible for engineering and product delivery. He started his career at IBM working in research, software development, and marketing. Robin received a bachelor’s degree in Computing and Electronics from the University of Durham in the UK and a PhD in Computer Science from Cambridge University.
Currently, with successful projects across three continents, the company has proven its ability to turn billions of signals into actionable insights. Teralytics is founded by graduates from top university ETH Zurich and backed by Atomico, Lakestar, and Horizons Ventures.