Real Time Talk: A Chat with USC’s Ashish Soni

Ashish Soni

Ashish Soni

This month, we welcomed the first guest in our Real Time Talk (RTT) educational series, Ashish Soni, to HQ for a fireside chat with our team! Soni is the Executive Director of Digital Innovation and a faculty member at University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering, as well as the Founding Director of the Viterbi Startup Garage and the Viterbi Student Institute for Innovation.

It was great to hear him speak on two topics that are top of mind for us here at Rubicon Project, mobile and consumer technologies, as well as take a deep dive into the true meaning of the word innovation and how anyone can make it a part of their daily life. “Innovation is solving a problem and improving on the past in some way,” he said. “It’s cultivating the muscle of spotting problems and then having the persistence to either take a stab at solving it or having the hustle to get the resources to solve it.”

Looking forward to our next RTT!