Oana Florescu is a senior engineering leader building out shopping into YouTube videos, leading a global team across Zürich (CH) and California (USA). Prior to this, Oana held leadership roles in Google Maps and Google Calendar. She has a PhD in embedded systems from Eindhoven University of Technology, and a computer engineering degree from Politehnica University of Bucharest.
At the beginning of her career, Oana found herself at this exact crossroad: academia or industry. In this talk, YouTube's Engineering Lead will share with you how she navigated this dilemma, what she factored into her decision, what she learnt in academia, and how she used that to set herself up for success in the corporate world.