Chief hardware expert Regina Dugan who has been working at Facebook since 2016 has announced on her Facebook post that she will be leaving the company at the beginning of next year in order to “focus on building and leading a new endeavor.”
A sudden decision
Dugan wrote that “There is a tidal shift going on in Silicon Valley, and those of us in this industry have greater responsibilities than ever before. The timing feels right to step away and be purposeful about what’s next, thoughtful about new ways to contribute in times of disruption.” However, it is not clear yet as to why she has taken the sudden decision. It seems something else may be going on behind her tough decision.
Long story short, after leaving Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group, Regina Dugan was appointed at Facebook to lead Building 8 where the social giant had its most experimental hardware efforts, including an ambitious sounding “brain computer interface project.”
She also wrote that, “This was a difficult decision for me. Together, we have already done so much good work. And there are many people that I will miss, personally, and professionally.”
It is not confirmed yet as to who will be the replacement of Dugan at Facebook’s hardware projects. We are sure by the end of this year the social giant will announce another veteran’s name to lead its hardware sectors.