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Google Innovation: Culture and Practices

Daniel Russell
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 5:30pm


As a company, Google clearly relies on innovation to keep our business alive and growing. Translating that desire into a continual innovation practice is central to the outlook and world-view that Google has as a corporate culture. Innovation isn’t just for the futurists, but a part of what everyone in the company is expected to do on a day-to-day basis. Innovation isn’t something that the company can just leave to a few bright minds, but is deeply embedded in the culture of the company. There are a few pragmatic behaviors that help Google be innovative.

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About Dr. Daniel Russel

Dr.Daniel Russell is the Uber Tech Lead for Search Quality and User Happiness in Mountain View. He earned his PhD in computer science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence until he realized that magnifying and understanding human intelligence was his real passion. Twenty years ago he foreswore AI in favor of HI, and enjoys teaching, learning, running and music, preferably all in one day. He has worked at Xerox PARC before it was, was in the Advanced Technology Group at Apple where he wrote the first 100 web pages for using SimpleText. Dan has been a member of ACM since… well, since before there were email addresses with a top-level domain.


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