Chris O’Neill, a business arch for Google Glass, is leaving the position after thirteen months.
O’Neill was named conduct of tellurian business operations at Google X, a company’s moonshot division, in May 2014, a same month Google hired design and marketing exec Ivy Ross as a lass arch executive.
O’Neill is staying during a company, he told Re/code. A Google mouthpiece reliable he led business operations for Glass, though did not criticism further.
In January, Google close down a Explorer Program, that sole a headset for $1,500. The association announced Glass had “graduated” from Google X and was being handed over to Tony Fadell, a CEO of Nest Labs. Fadell now oversees a subsequent consumer iteration, despite alone from a home automation division. Ross and a Glass group news to him, though they do not work with staff from Nest.
Although Glass close down consumer sales, it has kept a craving operation open, offered a headgear to companies like automotive and medical apparatus manufacturers.
O’Neill came to Glass after 4 years as handling executive for Google Canada. Earlier, he was a executive of sell for a association and hold financial and sales roles during Google, that he joined in 2005.
Since a first 2010, Google X has unmasked a handful of a sly initiatives, including Glass, a self-driving automobile and a internet entrance module Project Loon. Last July, Google sealed a understanding with drug-maker Novartis to permit a intelligent hit lens. Project Loon is partnering with Vodafone and Telefonica, dual of a largest tellurian carriers, and SVP Sundar Pichai hinted during some-more telecom tie-ups to come final week during Google I/O. But Google X has suggested meagre other income intensity for a division.
Lately, Google’s tip coronet have come out in invulnerability of Google’s moonshots.
Chief business officer Omid Kordestani argued during a Code Conference that Google is not immediately endangered with a default of business models for Google X and a other unconventional bets. Chairman Eric Schmidt echoed a view to shareholders during a annual assembly on Wednesday, as did co-founder Sergey Brin, who filed an SEC minute progressing this morning that pronounced a outcomes from a projects are “far from certain,” though vicious to Google.