Smita is currently Director of Product Management at Google Cloud where she leads product development and go to market strategy for meeting solutions and time management, including Hangouts Meet for video conferencing, Hangouts Meet Hardware and Jamboard for conferencing rooms and digital whiteboarding, Google Voice for cloud telephony and Google Calendar and Tasks. Prior to her current role, she led the expansion of Google’s Chrome OS device and Android apps portfolio and market growth. Before Chrome OS, Smita led AdWords expansion into location based advertising solutions and managed monetization strategies for Google Finance, Blogger, and Google News.
Prior to Google, Smita led the product management team for delivery of television over IP networks at Microsoft. She started her career as a research scientist focused on Video Compression technologies at CLI, Inc. and VTEL - pioneers in digital video technologies. Smita received her bachelor's degree in engineering from IIT Kanpur, masters from Princeton and has a PhD in information science with focus on video and image compression from the University of California.