Speakers Bio & Abstract

DOUG BRENT VP of Technology Innovation
United States

Doug Brent joined Trimble as Vice President of Technology Innovation in July 2011. In this role, he is a leader for Trimble technology strategy, catalyzes cross-company technology collaboration, and works to enhance Trimble-wide engineering and innovation culture. He is also the executive sponsor of Trimble's augmented reality program.

Mr. Brent has a thirty-plus year record of management and leadership in high technology companies in Silicon Valley. Prior to Trimble, Mr. Brent served as Chief Operating Officer at the international Internet governance organization ICANN from 2006 to 2010. Prior to his role at ICANN, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Packet Design Inc. from 2002 to 2005. Before Packet Design, Mr. Brent was vice president of engineering at Andes Networks, and vice president of engineering at Whistle Communications. When IBM acquired Whistle, he joined IBM as general manager for small business services, Global Small Business Division. Mr. Brent has also held executive and engineering management positions at Taligent (an Apple/IBM/HP joint venture) and Apple Computer.