Talk Title: The New Era of University-Industry Alliances
Speaker: Karina Edmonds, VP Academies & University Alliances, SAP
Bio: Karina is the global lead for Academies and University Alliances at SAP. Prior to joining SAP, Karina lead University Relations for Google Cloud and served as Executive Director for Corporate Partnerships at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). With over 20 years in innovation, technology transfer, and commercialization, Karina has received numerous national recognitions and awards. Notably, working under President Barack Obama’s administration as the first Technology Transfer Coordinator at the US Department of Energy and served as a member of the White House Speaker Bureau to promote STEM careers to women and girls. She earned her Ph.D. in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. She is a registered US Patent Agent. Dr. Edmonds lives in Pasadena, California, and is a mother of three young ladies. She is passionate about learning, mentorship, cooking, dancing, knitting, and considers herself an eternal optimist.