Laura has over 25 years of experience across a range of organizational sizes from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, including both commercial and not-for-profit organizations. Her diverse career includes positions in varied industries including technology commercialization, software development, global research infrastructure, not-for-profit management, broadcast, automotive, and several others. Often drawing lessons from other industries, Laura is entrepreneurial, technically versatile, and resourceful and thrives at the intersection of creative, technical and business environments. She served as a thought leader on the topics of persistent identifiers, innovation and technology commercialization, frequently speaking at conferences and writing in print publications both domestic and international, and long and short form blogs.
She was the second employee of ORCID a global not-for-profit organization with the mission to address name ambiguity for researchers, and serve as a gateway to connect their research activities from disparate sources. As ORCID’s founding Technical Director, she publicly launched and directed ORCID’s platform and member & user offerings, an effort that now serves over 5.5 million users. Previously as Director, Advancing Innovation at the Kauffman Foundation, Laura directed the efforts of the iBridge Network, an innovation catalyst for university collaboration and technology commercialization. In prior positions at Ford Motor Company and Avid Technology, as well as several start-up/gazelle companies, Laura has turned around, launched and led 4 other high-profile initiatives, the most visible of which was for Ford Motor Company’s Board of Directors.
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