Marissa Mayer, VP of Search Technologies and User Experience at Google, will talk about the future of enterprise search, the YouTube phenomenon, and the battle with Microsoft for desktop dominance.
Is Google unstoppable? Most people seem to think so - the company has demonstrated a remarkable ability for agile innovation while relentlessly growing its profitability. However, a growing group of naysayers believe that Google's days are numbered unless it diversifies its business model away from paid search. What does the future hold for Google?
To find out, come and hear Marissa Mayer, VP of Search Products and User Experience at Google, offer her perspective to the Wharton Club. Mayer is an early "Googler" and one of the most engaging personalities on the corporate management team. One of the best recognized names in the software industry today, Mayer will draw on her 8 years of accomplished technical and management experience to explain why the company's best days are yet to come.
Join the Wharton Club of Northern California for an exciting evening of leadership perspective and discussion on one of the most influential companies of our time. This event has limited seating so reserve your seat today!Register online
Date: 6:00pm Thursday, August 16th, 2007
-Networking/Appetizers - 6:00 - 6:45pm
-Presentation and discussion - 6:45 to 7:45pm
Location: Googleplex, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043. Building 43, "Tunis" Conference Room.
$20 per person for WCNC Members and members of affiliate clubs, and their accompanied guests. $40 per person for non-member alumni and other guests. $10 additional for tickets purchased after 6pm Tuesday, August 14th. The WCNC's standard cancellation policy
applies for this event.About Marissa Mayer
Marissa leads the product management efforts on Google's search products – web search, images, groups, news, Froogle, the Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, Google Labs, and more. She joined Google in 1999 as Google's first female engineer and led the user interface and webserver teams at that time. Her efforts have included designing and developing Google's search interface, internationalizing the site to more than 100 languages, defining Google News, Gmail, and Orkut, and launching more than 100 features and products on Google.com. Several patents have been filed on her work in artificial intelligence and interface design. In her spare time, Marissa also organizes Google Movies outings a few times a year to see the latest blockbusters for 6,000+ people (employees plus family members and friends).
Concurrently with her full-time work at Google, Marissa has taught introductory computer programming classes at Stanford to over 3,000 students. Stanford has recognized her with the Centennial Teaching Award and the Forsythe Award for her outstanding contribution to undergraduate education.
Prior to joining Google, Marissa worked at the UBS research lab (Ubilab) in Zurich, Switzerland and at SRI International in Menlo Park, California.
Marissa has been featured in various publications, including Newsweek ("10 Tech Leaders of the Future"), Red Herring ("Women to Watch"), Business 2.0 ("Silicon Valley Dream Team"),BusinessWeek, Fortune, and Fast Company.
Graduating with honors, Marissa received her B.S. in Symbolic Systems and her M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University. For both degrees, she specialized in artificial intelligence.