Event

Dean’s Distinguished Speaker
Shona Brown, Senior Vice President, Business Operations, Google, Inc.

Event Details

Thursday, January 11, 2007
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Shona Brown, Senior Vice President, Business Operations, Google, Inc.

“Shona Brown’s Balancing Act: Managing Chaos @ Google”

Google would issue its Dutch auction-style initial public offering within a year, yet the Silicon Valley start-up’s sizzling growth had sent it careening dangerously close to the brink of chaos.

Schmidt, Page and Brin all knew it—like its catalog of Web pages, Google was growing exponentially and problems were looming. Their search for an answer netted Brown, whose job has been described as “Chief Chaos Officer.”