Amit is the man behind Google Search. He is the one, who, in 2000, went to Google and said to Sergey: “Your engine is excellent, but let me re-write it!” This became the new ranking system.
He "is a Google Fellow, a honorary title reserved for Google’s most accomplished engineers, and he has spearheaded Google’s core ranking team since 2000. He’s also a key influencer of Search Plus Your World, Google’s search experience centered around people, that lets you find personal results from your world — your photos, your friends, your stuff — in search."
The organizers have expressed deep gratitude to Amit for making a last minute schedule change and attend this meet. "Having such an accomplished leader like Amit at this conference is truly an honor. It is such a rare opportunity to hear from a Thomasonian family member who is a Tech royalty" said Aditya "Eddie" Nath with excitement. "We are so much looking forward to it".
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