Former Google executive stresses the importance of cross training your employees

Former Google executive Milo Medin joins host Aileen Black on this week’s Leaders and Legends.

Medin has been part of the Internet development community for almost 40 years. He recently left Google where he was the vice president of access services. During his time there, he worked on a number of projects to improve access to the Internet, building both fiber and wireless networks, and in shaping spectrum policy and products.

Milo Medin

Medin holds several patents in the field of network access technology, and sat on the FCC’s Technical Advisory Committee, and Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee. From 2016 to 2022, he served on the Defense Innovation Board, which is chartered to provide recommendations to the Secretary of Defense to drive more innovation and agility in how the department achieves its mission.

During the program, Medin encourages leaders to cross train their teams, because he says it “encourages your organization to learn and grow.”