Google has lots of folk in a senior leadership positions who have some degree of responsibility for its focus on travel.
A new addition to the conference appearance roster is Richard Holden, who oversees product management for Google as vice president.
Speaking at Phocuswright Europe 2018 in Amsterdam last week, Holden explains the structure and how the company figures out how and when to work on new products and services.
In particular, he shares some details about the progress of its respective flight and hotel products, including how some markets are more difficult than others to get up to speed from a content perspective.
In the interview with Douglas Quinby, he also discusses Google's recent fine at the hands of the European Commission over alleged preferencing its own products in search results - something he claims does not impact on travel.
He, sadly but inevitably, remains fairly tight-lipped about what is emerging out of its Area 120 laboratory of projects.
Executive Interview: Google