Navigating a Path to a Career in Technology – Q&A with Sam Schillace, Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Deputy Chief Technical Officer

October 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

Description

Sam Schillace, Microsoft Corporate Vice President (CVP) and Deputy Chief Technical Officer, consumer experiences and productivity will visit the University of Michigan (U-M) campus and meet with U-M students and staff in the Hussey Room of the Michigan League. 

This talk is offered by the Center for Academic Innovation and the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Sam SchillaceSchillace, an industry leader in consumer software development, product innovation and next generation productivity tools, will discuss how to navigate a path to a career in technology, how he was successful in finding a diverse set of mentors, and how best to create a path through college to where he is now. Registration is required. 

Sam Schillace is CVP, Deputy CTO, consumer experiences and productivity. Schillace is a member of the Office of the CTO, leading efforts related to consumer software development, product innovation and next generation productivity tools. Prior to working at Microsoft, Schillace worked at Google starting in early 2006 with the acquisition of his company Writely, playing an early role in the creation of Google Docs and was then responsible for many of Google’s consumer applications, including Gmail, Blogger, PageCreator, Picasa, Reader, Groups, and more recently parts of Maps and Google Automotive Services. Schillace was also a principal investor at Google ventures, has founded six startups, and was the SVP of engineering at Box through their IPO.  

Sam earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in combinatorics from the University of Michigan.  

Please let us know how we can ensure that this event is inclusive to you. Contact Trevor Parnell, Marketing and Events Project Manager (tparn@umich.edu) with any questions or access needs.

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