Pretotyping is the brain-child of Alberto Savoia, Jeremy Clark and Patrick Copeland. Alberto Savoia is Director of Engineering and Innovation Agitator at Google Inc.
At Google, as part of the Engineering Productivity Group led by Patrick Copeland (see below), Alberto focuses on developing technology and tools to accelerate the rate of successful innovation.
Prior to Google, Alberto was Director of Software Technology Research at Sun Microsystems Laboratories, and co-founder and CTO of two venture-backed start-ups (Velogic Inc., acquired by Keynote Systems and Agitar Software, acquired by McCabe.)
Alberto’s innovative work and thought leadership in software technology innovation has been recognized with numerous awards, including:
- The Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award (2005)
- InfoWorld Top 25 CTOs Award (2005)
- InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award (2005, 2006)
- Software Development’s Jolt Award (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
- Software Development Magazine Productivity Award (1998)
- Java Developer’s Journal World Class Award (1998)
Jeremy Clark has been helping companies to unleash innovation for over 20 years. He applies consistent principles and proven process to innovation and growth strategy projects in many industries. He was a Principal at Strategos, the firm founded by strategy and management expert Gary Hamel.
Jeremy is an expert in corporate venturing, an approach that embeds entrepreneurial principles and methods within companies. Through his company FXX, he helps companies to harness the power of social media to engage larger communities and customer groups in company innovation work.
Combining English wit, a University of Chicago MBA, and a Silicon Valley entrepreneurial spirit, clients consistently rate Jeremy a top-class facilitator and an inspiring teacher. This helps explain why he is a popular speaker on innovation and growth strategy.
Patrick Copeland is Senior Director of Engineering at Google Inc.
As Senior Engineering Director at Google, Patrick created and leads the Engineering Productivity Group (consisting of about 1,000 engineers in 15 countries.) His team develops innovative engineering tools, systems, and process that provide a competitive advantage for Google. His goal is to accelerate Google and save time that can be use for innovation. Prior to Google, Patrick spent 11 years at Microsoft where he lead the testing team and engineering teams that created real-time micro-operating systems, implementations of XML, and cloud search services (now called Bing).
Patrick received a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California and a BS in the same area from the University of Arizona.