How Google Achieves Constant Innovation

Ioana Neagu of Google and Josh Ellis of Google Platform dropped by GLOBIS to discuss their company's innovation strategies, including how it continues to innovate over time. They talk about the opportunities and challenges for Google Japan, and wrap up by giving advice for people who want to work at Google!

Native to a small town in Transylvania, Romania, Ioana Neagu spent most of her professional life in Tokyo, Japan and recently in San Francisco, California. Upon graduation from University of Bucharest with a degree in Linguistics, Ioana started working in the recruitment industry in Tokyo, with the London headquartered international firm Robert Walters, focused on hiring bilingual talent across various industries.
In 2013, Ioana joined Google Japan to oversee hiring across different business groups across APAC region. Two years later, she moved to Google’s headquarters in California where she now looks after all global technical hiring for one of Google’s biggest bets - Google Cloud. In her spare time, Ioana enjoys traveling, discovering new cuisines and documenting everything in photographs.
Ioana lives in Austin, TX, and consults on talent and people operations needs throughout North America, Asia Pacific and Europe.

Josh Ellis has spent 17 years in the IT industry. Early in his career he managed the data center and led bioinformatics integration for The Ohio State University, Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics facility. Ending his time in academia he co-founded the Ohio Collaborative Conference on Bioinformatics. He entered the commercial sector with CapGemini (Sogeti), EMC, and finally Dell where he held positions across consulting, on-premise and hybrid data center design, and was appointed Sales Engineering Director for the silicon valley region in northern California.
Today he leads the customer engineering team for Google’s energy vertical. This team partners with customers to identify and qualify both business and technical requirements, while removing technical impediments for the successful deployment and implementation of cloud solutions.

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