I4J ENCYCLOPEDIA

i4j Participant Entries

Lara Stein

Lara Stein

Lara Stein is the founder and was former Director of TEDx and the TED Prize, having overseen the strategy, creation, development and implementation of the TEDx program at TED. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth … Read moreLara Stein

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Laura Jana

About Laura Jana, MD Dr. Laura Jana is a pediatrician, health communicator, associate professor and Director of Innovation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, as well as an award-winning author of two parenting books (Heading Home with Your Newborn and Food Fights) and three children’s books. Professionally straddling the intersect … Read moreLaura Jana

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Laura Merling

Laura Merling is a business strategist specializing in technology, digital transformation, and the internet of things.   Her passion is building new products and redefining business models. Her experience as a technology executive has included roles at large software companies, start-ups, and Fortune 500 businesses. Laura’s work as an industry pioneer in API infrastructure has … Read moreLaura Merling

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Laura Zaim

COO, Co-Founder, WorkAmerica

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Leah Belsky

Leah Belsky is Vice President – New Business Lines: Degrees, Certificates, Corproate Partnerships of Coursera. She is an experienced technology executive, entrepreneur, and thought leader who specializes in the future of education and technology policy. Leah was the SVP of Operations at Kaltura, an Intel Capital funded, pre-IPO, growth phase video company, named one of the “Next … Read moreLeah Belsky

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Leah Busque

Leah Busque

Leah Busque is the founder and CEO of the pioneering TaskRabbit. The vision for revolutionizing how work gets done led Leah to pioneer the concept of “Service Networking,” forging a leading role in the Collaborative Consumption movement. Since bootstrapping TaskRabbit in 2008, Leah has expanded the company internationally, raised nearly $40 million in venture funding, … Read moreLeah Busque

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Lee Hwee Chen

Having previously worked as a consultant on projects with the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and Abu Dhabi government, Lee now heads the Risk Management and Futures team in the Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM). At MOM, Lee and her team scans and researches on trends that impact the manpower landscape for the mid … Read moreLee Hwee Chen

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Leila Toplic

Leila Toplic – Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer

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Lena Adamson

Lena Adamson is the, a Swedish government agency for improving educational quality. Lena is an associate professor of psychology at Stockholm University. She was previously deputy director general of the Swedish National Council for Higher Education, overseeing the Swedish system of higher education, as an expert on quality and development of the European Commission (EIT), the Council of Europe … Read moreLena Adamson

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Lesa Mitchell

Lesa Mitchell is a Managing Director of Techstars Kansas City. Lesa’s career has included roles as a corporate executive, entrepreneur and consultant to multi-national corporates expanding their innovation footprints. For ten years Lesa was VP Innovation & Networks at the Kauffman Foundation where she designed, implemented and scaled models focused on initiating new markets and … Read moreLesa Mitchell

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