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Fundamentals for Startups: Generative AI bootstrapping

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

Fundamentals for Startups: Generative AI bootstrapping

RSVP HERE: https://comotion.uw.edu/news-events/upcoming-events/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D163706399

WHEN: Friday, Mar 10, 2023, 12 – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Startup Hall – 1100 NE Campus Parkway, 2nd floor (take elevator)

OR https://www.youtube.com/c/UWCoMotion/live

EVENT INTERVAL: Single day event

CAMPUS ROOM: Condon Hall, 2nd floor (take elevator)

EVENT TYPES: Lectures/Seminars

TARGET AUDIENCE: startups, entrepreneurs

Office has been at the forefront of embracing and deploying AI at scale to millions of users, including designers, editors, data analysts, coaches, and more, and helped them be more productive and uncover the rich depth of Office experiences. Sumit will share her journey and learnings in this talk.

Gail Giacobbe serves as Vice President in the Office Product Group, where she leads a team of product managers, content managers, UX designers, engineers and data scientists developing AI-powered solutions to deliver new value to Microsoft 365 customers. Her portfolio includes Microsoft Designer, a new graphic design app that helps people create stunning designs in a flash, as well as the Office graphics platform, asset, and template collection.

Prior to this, Gail spent several years at GoDaddy as Vice President of Product where she led their mobile offering and drove improvements to the logged-in customer experience, resulting in significant gains in customer retention and renewal rates. Earlier in her career, she led various product teams at Microsoft including Skype, Outlook, and SharePoint. Gail has a proven record of accomplishment incubating new v1 offerings, using agile, data-informed innovation to find product-market fit, and guiding products through scaled growth.

Gail is a public board director at Heritage Financial Services (HFWA) and a nonprofit board director at JFS Seattle. From 2019-2022, she was on the Seattle University Data Science program advisory board.

Gail holds a Master’s in education from Brown University and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University.


Fundamentals for Startups is a weekly one-hour lecture series featuring notable experts who share startup-related information, experience, and insights with our entrepreneurial community. From raising capital to scaling to exit strategies, these seasoned guest speakers deliver valuable content designed to help startups and entrepreneurs thrive. Lectures are typically 30-40 mins, followed by open Q&A.

Each lecture is filmed, live streamed and archived on CoMotion’s Startup Training Videos page.

These lectures are open to the public and you do not have to be currently affiliated with the UW or a startup to join. Lunch is provided while supplies last. Please register at the link above for web access information and to help us plan accordingly.

We hope you can join us!


March 10
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
Event Category:


UW CoMotion Labs


Startup Hall
1100 Northeast Campus Parkway, #200
Seattle, WA 98105 United States
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