Morgan Gregory, Google Cloud Office of the CTO: Strategy & Programs at Google runs strategy and programs for Google Cloud's CTO Office, working closely with their senior leaders and technical CXOs of strategic customers on co-innovation and thought leadership initiatives.
Morgan has a passion for paradigm-shifting technology and has side hustle in AI. She's particularly interested in AI for Good and Responsible AI - topics that marry her technical background and desire to make a difference.
Deck 7: Did you always know that working in technology was what you wanted to do? What made you to work in computer science?
MORGAN GREGORY: I didn’t always know that I wanted to work in technology. Growing up, it was actually my brother that people predicted would have a career in tech (he now owns and runs a craft brewery in Gibsons, BC).
I always loved math and science, and in my first year and half of university, I took courses that ranged from organic chemistry, to modern stellar astrophysics, to molecular cell biology. I also took a computer science course thinking it would be a valuable tool in whichever field of science I chose to major in. Instead, I fell in love with computer science -- with the creative problem solving and the potential to accelerate innovation across industries -- and ended up choosing it as my major.
I find that these are the same reasons I love my job today as a member of Google’s Office of the CTO (OCTO). Technology continues to offer creative problem solving opportunities, and the work we do in OCTO helps to catalyze innovation with our customers around the world.