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Gabelli School Speaker Series: Jonathan Rochelle, Co-founder of Google Docs

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Join us for this month's edition of the Gabelli School Speaker Series, the business school's monthly lecture series that welcomes visionaries, thought leaders, and executives from many corners of the business world to campus.

Our November speaker will be Jonathan "JR" Rochelle, co-founder of Google Docs and Google Drive and director of product management at Google. This conversation, moderated by Professor Jie Ren, will discuss the creation of Google Drive, the future of Google, and what it takes to build products used by nearly 1 billion people.

For information on Jonathan Rochelle, please see his bio below.

Jonathan Rochelle

Jonathan Rochelle (aka JR) is Director of Product Management at Google and a co-founder of Google Docs and Google Drive, including other apps in that suite such as Google Sheets, Slides, Forms, Apps Script and Google Fonts. Jonathan is now primarily responsible for Jamboard - a collaborative whiteboard app and large screen hardware device, and Google Apps for Education, which reaches more than 60 million educators and students globally, and includes apps like Google Classroom and Google Expeditions. Jonathan and his teams are primarily based in Google's NYC office.

Prior to joining Google in 2005, Jonathan co-founded and sold two technology start-ups - ITK Solutions, a technology consulting firm, and 2Web Technologies, a software product company which was acquired by Google in 2005 as the technology behind Google spreadsheets - the first publicly launched component of Google Docs. Before founding the start-ups, Jonathan spent 15 years as a software engineer and applications development manager, primarily at JP Morgan & Co., across a broad set of financial service businesses. JR is a strong advocate of innovation culture, entrepreneurship and education technology, and can often be distracted with any "maker" activity such as 3D Printing (proof in his blog www.MkrClub.com). Jonathan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the State University of New York at Albany.

Follow Jonathan on Twitter at @jrochelle.

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