Karen Wise

Technology Mentor, Technovation Challenge


US & Canada




Karen Wise is an accomplished technology leader with expertise in building teams and delivering successful products at start-ups and large corporations. She has led geographically distributed hardware/software engineering development organizations as well leading product strategy for Fortune 100 companies.

Karen is currently focused on expanding the reach of technology to provide greater economic opportunities for under-represented populations.

Why did you decide to be an IIC judge?

quote The IIC directly focuses on expanding the reach of technological solutions to improve economic opportunity around the world. I can't think of a worthier objective.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020