A Sneak Preview into Google’s Upcoming Projects and Culture

Posted by Abigail DeVito (VSB '19), on January 15th, 2017.

Yesterday, we visited Google at their headquarters in Mountain View. We were fortunate enough to speak with John Igoe who is not only a Villanova alum, but is also the Director of Design and Construction at Google for the Northern California region. In addition, Drew Wenzel, the Campus Design Technical Specialist on John’s team, and Anthony LaMarca, the senior Project Manager for CBRE, shed some light on Google’s current construction projects. Read more…



IBM: The Watson Experience

Posted by Abigail DeVito (VSB '19), on January 15th, 2017.

Yesterday, we visited the IBM office in San Francisco. We spoke with Patt Cronin who is the General Manager of IBM Global Technology Services. Patt is responsible for over 40,000 employees and for managing a budget of $3.4 billion for applications, leading edge technologies, infrastructure, and processes that enable world-class services by IBM. Our cohort was able to learn about Patt’s role at IBM and her career path and mobility throughout the company. Patt asked two sales associates who are recent college graduates to assist her in the Q&A session with our cohort so that we could gain a better understanding of how these two employees got started at IBM and their roles in the company today. Read more…



Atlassian: The Phantom Menace of the IT World

Posted by Sean Carroll (COE '18), on January 13th, 2017.

I had the pleasure to be the ambassador for Atlassian, an enterprise software company that started in 2002. We met with the current CFO, Murray Demo, in their office in the Mission District of Silicon Valley. The scene was a very interesting one. Outside on the streets it appeared to be a very run-down, homeless-ridden industrial area. We were surprised to see when we walked in the large metal doors of Atlassian a large open floor plan with departments scattered all around. Read more…