The Innovative Workplace - Google, Blizzard and ADP

What does it take to be a player in today's innovative workplace?

Innovative workplaces are not just about Fun, Foosball, Flextime and Free-Food. There's an increased degree of self-direction and initiative that comes with the perks. Come join us as we explore the implications of increased interdependence and matrix management. Get tips on how to adapt to the new normal of frequent organizational change? Learn about how leading companies (such as Google) leveraging knowledge workers to exert improved analysis, judgment and influence? Learn firsthand from an expert panel of Technical Leaders from top tier companies on what it takes to perform in the 21st century collaborative workplace.”

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Featured Speaker(s)

Ruth Doane has been a software engineer at Google for six years, and now works on the Analytics team, in Irvine, CA. She studied math and computer science at Carnegie Mellon University. At Google, she enjoys an engineering culture that resembles a start up combined with large scale data challenges.

Bozhena Bidyuk is a staff software engineer at Google Inc, Irvine office. Bozhena graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCI. She also holds a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from UCI. She was a recipient of the Barry M. Goldwater undergraduate scholarship and NSF Graduate fellowship. In 2006, Bozhena joined Google Inc. where she has been since on a variety of Google Ads products.

Diana Yu is a Product Manager at ADP Dealer Services in the CVR Business Unit. Diana leads the User Experience (UX) practice at CVR, with a focus on the customer experience in designing and launching new products. Prior to ADP, Diana worked at Metrolink, launching a highly commended mobile site used by thousands of train passengers in Southern California. Diana has over 10 years experience with IBM Global Services as an IT Consultant and software developer. She holds a Masters Degree in Human Computer Interaction and Bachelor of Science in Information Systems both from Carnegie Mellon University. Diana offers perspectives as an analytical as well as a creative thinker.

Diane Cochran is a software engineer at Blizzard Entertainment working on, heading up the franchise websites and public API initiatives. During her three years with Blizzard, she's led numerous projects and is currently the engineering lead for the web portion of the newly released Desktop Application.

Schedule of Events

6:30pm - Registration, Networking and appetizers
6:50pm - WITI OC and speaker introductions
7:10pm - Moderated panel - The Innovative Workplace
8:15pm - Q&A
8:30pm - Adjourn

Meeting Notes

Appetizers and beverages are provided. If you or your company wishes to host or sponsor an event please ask one of the leadership team members located on the Orange County home page.