Session Name: “Adopting a Technology Mindset – How to be a Technology Thought Leader”
Paula Skokowski received her B.A. and M.A. in Engineering Science from Oxford University and went on to complete an M.S. in Robotics and Control at U.C. Berkeley. Paula has spent her career at the very forefront of technology, building companies from zero to late stage growth in Robotics, IoT, Mobile and Cyber Security. Paula began her career programming robots at Adept Technology, then joined Echelon, where she pioneered one of the first IoT Interoperability standards working with leading corporations around the globe. At General Magic Paula brought to market the first VoiceXML development platform and led the voice team that developed OnStar, one of the first conversational voice interfaces. Most recently Paula has led marketing for information security companies, working to protect access to computers, networks and services. Currently Paula is CMO at Yubico, a security industry leader and inventor of the YubiKey, a two-factor authentication key used by millions of users in 160 countries around the globe. Paula has deep functional leadership experience in global go-to-market strategy, product definition and development, marketing and sales development and enablement.