Laura Anne Edwards

Specialties: Design thinking and integration across media-tech-impact sectors, co-founder of several early tech start-ups. I map & execute innovation strategies on complex systems, be they ecosystems of open data, startups or client projects. Media/Tech/Marketing Mixologist I’m a global innovation and strategic partnerships executive, consulting with think tanks, and leading technology/media companies. I have had amazing opportunities to launch cutting edge formats/ platforms, broker sensitive partnerships, and assess IP transfer to other verticals. Passionate about open data, outer space, clean-tech and startups, especially women owned, so I end up doing a fair bit of public speaking. Most recently I got to speak about the power of hiring outliers (like me) at the Chief Innovation Officers Summit and at the Oxford Future Skies event about the innovation & partnerships it will take to succeed just beyond low earth orbit for the near space industrial revolution. Please contact me if you would like to participate in a global project to democratize access to the treasure house of open data (mostly) funded by tax dollars but hard for average citizens and scientists to reach. Committees and affiliations: US State Dept. Technology & Innovation Council for Public-Private Partnerships, Science Committee at the Global Center For the Future (GCF), NASA Datanauts TED Resident. Advisor: Space Nation Board member: Crowdfunder