10 Most Powerful Women in IT - #7
Brown took on responsibilities for Google's business operations in 2003. She is the author of the best-selling business book, "Competing on the Edge: Strategy as Structured Chaos", which introduced a new strategic model for competing in volatile markets. She has also published broadly in both applied and academic journals. Shona has a bachelor of computer systems engineering degree from Careleton University in Canada and a master's degree in economics and philosophy from Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar.