Julia B. Austin

Senior Lecturer of Business Administration

Julia is a Senior Lecturer in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at the Harvard Business School. She teaches Product Management 101 and Product Management 102 in the second-year MBA program.

Julia is also the CTO at DigitalOcean, Inc - a cloud hosting provider. She is a board member, advisor and angel investor to several startups and is often called upon as a leadership coach with a focus on the engineering process, staffing and functional operations.

Prior to DigitalOcean, Julia was the VP of Innovation and the Cambridge Site Director for VMware, Inc. Prior to VMware, Julia was the Vice President of Engineering at Akamai Technologies and has held technical management and consulting positions at several other startups and mature companies. She also serves as a Trustee for the Becket Chimney Corners YMCA and is an active volunteer for both BUILD and Year Up in Boston. Julia received her BA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a graduate of Boston University's School of Business where she received her Master of Science degree in Management Information Systems. 

Julia is a Senior Lecturer in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at the Harvard Business School. She co-teaches Product Management 101 and Product Management 102 in the second-year MBA program.

Julia is also the CTO at DigitalOcean, Inc - a cloud hosting provider. She is a board member, advisor and angel investor to several startups and is often called upon as a leadership coach with a focus on the engineering process, staffing and functional operations.

Prior to Digitalocean, Julia was the VP of Innovation and the Cambridge Site Director for VMware, Inc. Prior to VMware, Julia was the Vice President of Engineering at Akamai Technologies and has held technical management and consulting positions at several other startups and mature companies. She also serves as a Trustee for the Becket Chimney Corners YMCA and is an active volunteer for both BUILD and Year Up in Boston. Julia received her BA from the University of massachusetts, Amherst and is a graduate of Boston University's School of Business where she received her Master of Science degree in Management Information Systems.