It was earlier this week that Google began to offer Google Glass in open beta, which basically means this – if you have $1,500 to spare, you will be able to pick up this unique piece of wearable tech. Well, Google Glass does seem to have a new chief as Ivy Ross has been appointed to the new position, and Ross did share her message concerning her appointment on the Google+ site for Glass that you will be able to check out right after the jump.
“My name is Ivy Ross, and I’m excited to be joining Google on Monday, May 19 to lead our Glass efforts. With your help, I look forward to answering the seemingly simple, but truly audacious questions Glass poses: Can technology be something that frees us up and keeps us in the moment, rather than taking us out of it? Can it help us look up and out at the world around us, and the people who share it with us? I have spent my career–Calvin Klein, Swatch, Coach, Mattel, Bausch & Lomb, Gap and, most recently, Art.com–at the intersection of design and marketing, trying to answer questions like this in different ways, for different products. But Glass is especially cool, as no one has really tried to answer them with a product like this before. That’s our job, Explorers! I’m just getting started on Glass, but, because of all of you, and your thoughtful and smart feedback, I feel like I have an incredible head start. And I look forward to learning even more from you, and experiencing Glass together.”
Ross has had vast experience in her previous positions as you can tell from her sharing above. All the best Ross, and may you bring Glass to greater heights from its current infancy state.