Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen
Not just moonshots - moon landings
Mary Lou Jepsen is a visionary in the tech industry. She doesn't just dream up the future, she actually creates it 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. And she's not slowing down. Right now, 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: LEA (NYSE) a $20 billion tier-1 automotive company, and LAZR (NASDAQ) the world leader in LiDAR systems. 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 and is a true force to be reckoned with in the tech world.