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Jill Huchital, Head of Product,, will speak in the library's Orchard Room at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Jill has spent nearly three decades in high tech, working in 3D graphics, video, and technology for social good. As the Head of Product at, she is part of a team of technologists using their powers for good. Previously an Engineering and Product Director at Google, she was responsible for content management and revenue-generating features on YouTube, new ad formats for AdSense, and using Google technology for social good at She left Google to become employee #1 and head of engineering at a startup, later changing her role to principal engineer. Prior to Google, she held engineering leadership roles at TiVo and software engineering and management roles as SGI. She has an AB in Computer Science from Brown University.

Jill will speak on "Ingredients of Innovation." Innovation can combine technologies to create breakthroughs, or push research boundaries to solve new problems. In this talk, she will describe four innovative technologies from her perspective as a key contributor and leader—what sparked them, how they were built, and how they changed over time. Her audience will hear how TiVo exploited technical advances, YouTube and Google constantly pushed the boundaries of research, and is reimagining existing technology to solve problems for social good.


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