About The Speaker
Devika Thapar is co-founder and COO at Wilbe, where they educate, support and invest in some of the best scientists in the world from leading research hubs in Europe. Devika has been commercializing frontier innovations for the past decade, formerly as head of new product development at IBM Watson in New York, where she spent five years commercialising AI solutions for large enterprises across USA and Europe and prior to that at Yale's Tech Transfer Office operationalizing a program of spinout evaluation. She began her career in management consulting with Accenture India. She is an angel investor in early stage ventures. Devika serves on the Board of Collette, a world leading travel company. Professionally trained dancer, she is on the Board of STEM from Dance, an award winning charity aimed at empowering minority girls to pursue science related studies through dance.