Innovation as a Discipline
Featuring Dr. Regina E. Dugan, Vice President of Engineering for Facebook's Building 8
Note new time and room location.
Open only to Harvard University students, faculty, and researchers who have RSVP'd.
In this special talk, Dr. Dugan will discuss innovation as a discipline: what it meant during her time at DARPA and what it means in industry, as applied to building breakthough products at Facebook’s Building 8.
Breakfast will be served.
About the speaker
Engineer-artist. Doer-dreamer. Scientific coach, mentor, taskmaster, technogeek.
Dr. Regina Dugan is Vice President of Engineering at Facebook, where she leads Building 8, the team responsible for developing breakthrough products that advance Facebook’s mission of opening the world to everyone. Building 8 focuses on combining ambitious R&D with rapid product development, technologies that blend physical and digital worlds and aggressive, fixed timelines to deliver consumer hardware products at scale.
Prior to joining Facebook, Regina led ATAP (the Advanced Technology and Projects team) at Google; served as a member of the senior leadership team at Google-owned Motorola Mobility; and was director of DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). She was the first woman to lead DARPA.
Regina has spoken at events ranging from the Code Conference, 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 a member of the Boards of Directors of Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) and Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (VAR).