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The Innovative Workplace - Google, Blizzard and ADP

Thursday, October 17, 2013
6:30 pm

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.”

For students with valid ID, we have special discounted pricing of $10 for entrance to this event using a student promo code. Please contact us for more information.

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 WITI.com Orange County home page.

About Our 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 Battle.net, 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 Battle.net Desktop Application.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at:

    National University - Costa Mesa
    3390 Harbor Blvd
    Costa Mesa, California 92626

National University is on the corner of Harbor Blvd and Sunflower. There's plenty of free parking for this event.


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

Register Now Space is limited; we encourage pre-registration to guarantee admission.

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About Our Sponsor(s)

ADP & WITI: Empowering Women Together
ADP is proud to announce our 2008 partnership with WITI (Women in Technology International). Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NYSE: ADP), with nearly $12 billion in revenues and over 585,000 clients, is one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions. Leveraging nearly 60 years of experience, ADP offers the widest range of HR, payroll, tax and benefits administration solutions from a single source. ADP's easy-to-use solutions for employers provide superior value to organizations of all types and sizes. ADP is also a leading provider of integrated computing solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine and recreational vehicle dealers throughout the world.


Pre-Registration fees are as follows:

  • $20.00 for WITI members
  • $25.00 for non-members
Please plan to pay in advance. We accept checks and credit cards.

Pre-Registration Deadline

All registrations must be received by Thursday, October 17, 2013 Registration Notes

Women in Technology International (WITI) Orange County network strives to provide content-rich programs and a comfortable networking environment. By attending one of our events, you have an opportunity to improve your personal and professional network and gain valuable insight into a variety of topics. Thank you for pre-registering! See you there!

Refund Policy

Please check your calendars carefully, as we will be unable to issue refunds. If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to find a substitute to take your place. If you do wish to substitute, please email Tech Support.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Suzy Jarrett ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.