Education Innovation Lead & Senior Advisor, ICE, MaRS Discovery District
Krista has been a passionate innovator and builder of technology-based businesses since 1988. She has worked in both large public companies and in startups. She is an engineer, entrepreneur, mentor and an expert at solving ambiguous problems. She has a unique combination of strategic, technical, operational and marketing expertise. She is known for her comprehensive knowledge of existing and emerging ICE technologies and architectures. At MaRS, Krista currently leads the education cluster, an emerging sector that applies innovative technologies, advances in pedagogy and business models to advance the global education industry.
To date, Krista has personally advised over 350 startups and worked with 1,300 ventures in the ICE industries. Krista and her husband own a children’s technology educational franchise that fosters early innovation and creativity in robotics, animation, digital art and video game design.
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