Majd Bakar, VP of Engineering at Fitbit, Google joins our team of Senior Advisors, bringing his unique vision and expertise in the consumer electronics space.
We are thrilled to welcome Majd to our unique team of Senior Advisors! Majd brings vast experience in building consumer tech to help people enhance their lives and bring society together.
Majd Bakar is Vice President and head of Engineering for Fitbit at Google, leading Google’s efforts in health and fitness. He joined the Fitbit team post acquisition in January 2021. Before that, Majd co-founded and led engineering for Stadia at Google, the cloud game streaming service announced and launched in 2019.
Majd joined Google in 2011 to look at the interaction model for consumer devices in the home. He initiated and launched the Chromecast as part of this effort, bridging the Phone and the TV to build a simple and intuitive user experience leveraging the touch screen interface of smart phones. Later on, he led the engineering teams responsible for Google WiFi and Google Home, both of which launched in 2016. His work on these eventually moved to launch Project Stream in 2018, which was the public Beta trial of what is now known as Stadia.
Prior to joining Google, Majd held senior leadership roles at Microsoft XBox unit as the lead architect for its IPTV Mediaroom platform, a service used by major telcos worldwide to deliver TV services over their IP networks.
Majd is a native of Syria, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and children. In his free time, he enjoys playing the Piano.
We are excited and looking forward to working with Majd and our high profile Senior Advisor Team!