Susan Lucas Conwell - Executive Vice President
Susan Lucas-Conwell, Executive Vice President of CSIRO, Australia's pre-eminent national science organization, opened in 2017 the North American innovation center located in Silicon Valley. Leading companies, driving open innovation and corporate venturing initiatives in North America and Europe for two decades, Susan is a global business executive, independent Board Director and NACD Fellow recognized for her successful track record of driving innovation and accelerating revenue growth.
Susan is a Board of Director member on several private and not-for-profit Boards including Women in Sports Tech (WIST), Growth Resources, Inc. and Wharton Club of Northern America. She is also board advisor to REDT, Tiatros, StartX, Innovation Center Denmark, and an Independent Reviewer for SBIR Grants. Over the past two decades Susan has advised hundreds of early stage start-ups and founders in cleantech, IoT, and health tech; venture firms including Sapphire Ventures; and spoken on innovation at conferences including TedX and GCVI.
Susan has won numerous awards including Frost & Sullivan's "Innovator Spotlight", Watermark's "Women Who Made Their Mark" and Silicon Valley Business Journal's "Women of Influence". She earned a MBA in Marketing and International Business from the Wharton School of Business and a Master Degree in Economic History from The Johns Hopkins University.
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