Serge Lachapelle is a computer engineer from École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada. In 1998, after a brief stint as a PhD. student, he co-founded Sweden-based Marratech: a multi user, real time communications software company.
In 2007, Google acquired the software assets of the company along with the engineering staff. Serge joined Google as a Product Manager, participating in the launch of Gmail Video Chat and starting the Google+ Hangouts project. In 2010, Serge lead the acquisition of Global IP Solutions (GIPS). This laid the foundation for his current position as WebRTC Product Manager for Google Chrome, a popular web browser for Desktop and Mobile.