Mary Lou Jepsen is a tech pioneer with over 250 patents and 50 game-changing products to her name.
From virtual and augmented reality systems to laptops and smartphones, from holography to health wearables, Jepsen has touched a wide range of technologies. With her current project Openwater she's working on a suite of cutting-edge diagnostics and therapeutic wearables aimed at curing cancer, mental diseases, and stroke.
Jepsen was executive director of engineering at both Google and Facebook, a CTO at Intel, and the founder of four successful startups, including One Laptop per Child, which transformed education in developing countries and became a multi-billion dollar non-profit.
Jepsen is a former professor at MIT and currently serves as a director at two public companies: Lear Corporation and Luminar Technologies. She's advised government officials in multiple countries, including the United States, and has been recognized by TIME magazine's "Time 100" as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, CNN's top 10 thinkers, Forbes' 50 over 50, and numerous professional societies in the fields of optics, display, and electronics.
Jepsen is a sought-after keynote speaker and has given two highly viewed TED talks. She's frequently featured in top global press publications.