Making Epic Sh*t
Saturday, March 12
12:30PM - 1:30PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Traditional approaches to corporate R&D often result in evolutionary, not breakthrough, innovations. Yet breakthrough innovations, sustained over time, are critical for success. Business leader and product innovator, Google ATAP’s Regina Dugan will talk about the discipline of breakthrough innovation, its potential to transform industries and help us make what we love…from storytelling made uniquely for mobile, micro gesture sensors, digital fabrics, and next-generation mobile platforms that create an open hardware ecosystem.
VP Engineering, Advanced Technology & Projects
Dr. Regina Dugan, Vice President of Engineering at Google, leads the Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group, a skunkworks operation focused on next-generation mobile. From May 2012 until Feb...Show the rest
Dr. Regina Dugan, Vice President of Engineering at Google, leads the Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group, a skunkworks operation focused on next-generation mobile. From May 2012 until February 2014, Regina was SVP and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Google-owned Motorola Mobility.
Prior to joining Google, Regina served as the Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the principal agency within the Department of Defense for research, development and demonstration of high-risk, high-payoff capabilities. She was the first woman to lead the Agency.
A technogeek who has been widely recognized for her leadership in innovation and technology development, Regina has spoken at events ranging from All Things Digital, FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit, and the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, to TED where her 2012 talk was one of the top 10 trending Twitter topics worldwide. She has been named to The Verge 50, Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business 1000,” CNN’s “Top 10 Thinkers,” and CNBC’s “NEXT LIST.” In October 2013, Regina co-authored the Harvard Business Review cover article, “Special Forces Innovation.”
Regina obtained her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Caltech and her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Virginia Tech. In 2013, she was inducted in to the Virginia Tech College of Engineering’s Academy of Engineering Excellence. Regina is the sole inventor or co-inventor on several patents and is a member of the Boards of Directors of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (VAR) and Zynga Inc. (ZNGA).Hide the rest