Meet the Google Speakers 


susan wojcicki

Susan Wojcicki

Senior Vice President, Advertising 

Susan Wojcicki is senior vice president of advertising at Google responsible for the design, innovation and engineering of all of Google's advertising and measurement platform products, including AdWords, AdSense, DoubleClick and Google Analytics.


Susan joined Google in 1999 as the company's first marketing manager and worked on the initial marketing programs. She also led the initial development of several key successful consumer products including Google Images, Google Books and Google Video. 
Before joining Google, Susan worked at Intel, Bain & Company, R.B. Webber & Company and Magic Quest. She graduated with honors from Harvard University, holds a master's in economics from the UC Santa Cruz, and an MBA from UCLA.

megan smith

Megan Smith 

Vice President, Google [x] 

Megan recently moved to Google's advanced products team, Google [x]. For 9 years before that, she oversaw Google's New Business Development teams that manage early-stage partnerships, pilot explorations, and technology licensing working closely with Google's engineering and product teams globally across all product areas.  She has led several of the company's acquisitions, including Keyhole (Google Earth), Where2Tech (Google Maps) and Picasa. Recently, Megan led the Google.org team transition to add and expand engineering based projects like Google Crisis Response, Google for Nonprofits, and Earth Outreach/Earth Engine in addition to Google's more traditional corporate giving.

Prior to joining Google in 2003, Megan was the CEO and, earlier, COO of PlanetOut, the leading gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender online community. She also held roles at General Magic and Apple Japan. Over the years, Megan has contributed to a wide range of engineering projects, including work on bicycle locks, space station construction, solar cookstoves and solar cars. She holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from MIT, where she now serves on the board. She completed her master's thesis work at the MIT Media Lab.

jen fitzpatrickAnna Patterson
Director of Engineering
Anna Patterson received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was a research scientist at Stanford University working on data mining. Patterson created a search engine index of 30 billion pages using historical Web information from the Internet Archive at Recall.Archive.org. She was the architect of Google's large search infrastructure TeraGoogle. She also led teams in Web ranking, ads broadening and the early store infrastructure GoogleBase powering product search. Patterson founded Cuil and was its president. Anna is currently in Android as an Engineering Director in Google Play where she is in charge of Google Play Books and Google Play Algorithms including Search and Recommendations.
angela lai

Angela Lai 

Vice President, Payments 

Angela oversees Engineering for the Payments team at Google, which includes the consumer facing product of Google Wallet as well as general platform and infrastructure for processing money movement of all of Google’s businesses -- AdWords, Google Apps for Business, Play for Android, YouTube and more.  Prior to managing Payments Engineering, Angela worked on AdWords, managing its advertiser facing software, the associated APIs, and infrastructure.

Angela holds a master's degree and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Wharton.



Gayathri Rajan

Director, Product Management

Gayathri leads the product team for Google Offers. The role allows her to check out the many great offers that are sold every day, alas not the time to use them all (check them out at offers.google.com or download the offers app on your phone so it's never out of reach!). She joined Google in 2006 as a product manager for Billing and Payments and helped build out a unified, global payments platform that's scaled to $40Bn in revenue and counting... Prior to joining Google, Gayathri worked in engineering and product management positions at companies including Unilever, The Vanguard Group and Financial Engines.

Gayathri holds degrees in Chemical Engineering (Cambridge University) and Computer Science (University of Pennsylvania), as well as an MBA from Stanford University. Her greatest technical accomplishment is raising 2 girls who know more computer science that she does