Engineering Director, Google Health

Marc Donner, PhD, has over 30 years of experience in engineering of hardware, software, and complex systems. He is currently engineering director for Google Health.

Before taking on Health, Donner was the engineering site director for ads development in New York and looked after the DoubleClick integration into Google. Prior to joining Google, he worked at Morgan Stanley as an executive director, where he led a series of projects ranging from one of the first corporate intranets, re-engineering of the broker-dealer back office systems, elimination of paper from the clearance and settlement systems, and event-based simulation forecast modeling for individuals and enterprises. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Donner was a research staff member at IBM Research, where he developed a juggling robot, introduced UNIX and TCP/IP networking, initiated the Agora distributed computing environment, and wrote the Op Cit bibliographic markup system for IBM's GML text processing system. Prior to IBM, he worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab where he developed an extremely high capacity recording system to support planetary radar signal processing.

Donner holds a BS in Engineering from Caltech and a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University, where his dissertation work made Ivan Sutherland's six-legged robot walk. He serves as associate editor-in-chief of the IEEE Computer Society magazine, "Security & Privacy" and he has been the organizer of the New York CTO Club. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and of USENIX.


Markle Affiliations

  • Work Group on Consumer Engagement
  • Health Collaborator