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why we should all care about who is running Google Glass

Ben Goldhirsh

On Friday, Google announced a new leader for their Google Glass business - Ivy Ross. Might seem like an odd choice to hire the CEO of, it get's less weird when you see that she previously was CMO of GAP, and straight logical when you see her design background from Mattel and Bausch and Lomb. Frankly, I care less about the CV of this leader as I'm not a shareholder. But as a citizen of the planet, I really do care about what's in the head and heart of this leader.

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  • Ethan Lipsitz

    We're so psyched to see Ivy in this position. She's taken such an innovative approach to building products and experiences and I can't wait to see what creative energy comes from this.

  • Maria Redin

    Ivy is an incredible and visionary woman. They could not have picked a better person to make the transition of Glass from geeky toy to mainstream item. I look forward to watching how this develops.

  • Ben Goldhirsh

    didn't have room in the post above to add my reasoning - which is basically that I think this role is quite unique, it seems like the role will be involved in shepherding us into the age of bionics at a scale significant to the human narrative. I think there's lots of good questions about what this incoming chapter means for how we roll - individually and collectively - and I think its so fundamental that an inquisitive mind and an open heart is at the help as the course is navigated. Having gotten to hang with Ivy when she was at GAP, I really do think she brings it on these fronts along with the business side, and I'm super curious, and excited, to see how this all rolls out. Hell yeah, Ivy.

    • Alessandra Rizzotti

      It's her design thinking and fashion sensibility that I think could also transform Google Glass. I notice how they're already partnering with small mom and pop optometry shops and I think that might be instrumental in bringing bionics to the forefront. The more people who try them out (from all walks of life- people with disabilities, children, lower income), the better. I could see a buy one get one model in the future if it does take off and proves to be helpful to different communities.