[email protected]: Donna Dubinsky
CEO Donna Dubinsky visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to talk about lessons she has learned as an entrepreneur. This event took place on May 21, 2009, as part of the [email protected] series. Donna Dubinsky joined Apple Computer in 1981, spending ten years in a variety of sales, sales support and logistics functions both at Apple and at Claris, Apples software subsidiary. After a years sabbatical in France, she joined Jeff Hawkins in 1992, shortly after he founded Palm Computing. As president and CEO of Palm, Dubinsky helped create a major new industry segment based on the PalmPilot. In 1998, Hawkins and Dubinsky left Palm to co-found Handspring. Handspring became a leader in the emerging category of smartphones, where it again created a category-defining product, the Treo. In 2005, Hawkins and Dubinsky, along with software architect Dileep George, founded a new company, Numenta, to create software based on Hawkins theories in neuroscience. Dubinsky serves as CEO and Board Chair of Numenta.