Marissa Mayer, VP Search Products and User Experience, Google
Lecturer for A. Richard Newton Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series. Marissa Mayer leads the company’s product management efforts on search products web search, images, news, books, products, maps, Google Earth, Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, Google Health, Google Labs and more. She joined Google in 1999 as Google’s first female engineer and led the user interface and web server 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 and friends).