Regina Dugan serves as senior vice president at Motorola Mobility, where her charge is to build and lead the Advanced Technology & Projects (ATAP) group. Skunkworks-inspired. Optimized for speed. Small, lean, resourced. With agility, freedom from bureaucratic constraints, and a willingness to embrace risk as core attributes. The group will be focused on harnessing best-in-class, interdisciplinary talent from inside and outside the company, as well as technological developments from whatever the source. The goal is to translate such advances into visionary products that surprise users and appear exquisite, magical, simple.
Regina was most recently the Director of DARPA, the principal agency within the Department of Defense for research, development and demonstration of high-risk, high-payoff capabilities. DARPA has a singular mission: to prevent and create strategic surprise. It has a long list of breakthrough achievements ranging from the Internet and GPS to the M-16 rifle. She first served as a DARPA program manager in 1996, and in 2000, she was awarded the Bronze deFleury medal by the Army Engineer Regiment. She also co-founded a niche investment company, served as a senior executive in several high tech startups, is an inventor or co-inventor on several patents, and has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Caltech.
- Mechanical EngineeringJan 1, 1985