Dr. Regina Dugan, Vice President of Engineering at Google, leads the Advanced Technology & Projects (ATAP) group. ATAP is a small band of makers and believers charged with breakthrough innovations in mobile computing and accelerating the development of promising technologies to market. From May 2012 until February 2014, Regina was Senior Vice President and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Motorola Mobility. In February 2014, ATAP transitioned to Google’s Android, Chrome & Apps product area.
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 “Most Influential Women in Wireless 2013” by FierceWireless, The Verge 50, Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business 1000,” and CNN’s “Top 10 Thinkers.” 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 into the Virginia Tech College of Engineering’s Academy of Engineering Excellence. Regina is the sole inventor or co-inventor on several patents and a member of the Board of Directors of Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
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