Speakers: Garima Chawla and Alysia Andrikopoulos
Having worked on Google's audacious project to map the world from scratch in just under eight years, Garima and Alysia worked across teams in the US, India, Europe and Japan, bridging culture and communication gaps along the way. Having scaled at an unprecedented speed, the project required continual problem solving and creative approaches in order to accomplish something that the industry had never seen before. Garima now works/lives in the US, and Alysia once lived/worked in India. They will talk about differences in the innovation culture between India/US and some of the lessons learned along the way that are applicable for any global endeavor.