Karina Edmonds is SAP’s new head of Academies and University Alliances and in this Podcast she talks about her professional journey, her passion for technology and technology transfer.
Christoph Haffner and Thomas Jenewein virtually met Karina for this new Podcast episode. Prior to her new role at SAP, Karina worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in the field of technology transfer, under the Obama administration, she joined the U.S. Department of Energy and for Google, she started the university relations.
In her new role at SAP, Karina aims to strengthen SAP’s brand in the academic fields of engineering and computer science and to amplify it to engage and develop top talent and future leaders who are lifelong learners. She sees herself as an advocate for promotion of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers, especially for underrepresented students and women. Find out more about Karina and SAP Academies and University Alliances in the Podcast!
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‘Dare to Lead’ by Rene Brown (https://daretolead.brenebrown.com/)
Ferose’s book ‘Gifted’ (https://books.google.de/books/about/Gifted.html?id=19dABAAAQBAJ&redir_esc=y)
Educated: Tara Westover (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Educated_(book))
White Fragility: Robin DiAngelo (https://www.robindiangelo.com/)
Radical Candor: Kim Scott (https://kimmalonescott.com/)
Small Great Things: Jodi Picoult (https://www.jodipicoult.com/small-great-things.html)
2 comments on “Education Newscast 114 – Relationships Matter – Connecting Academia and Business with Karina Edmonds”
SAP can systematically engage with leading experts in academia to bring forward new ideas, influence the next generation of our products, and future-proof our business. It is important to understand the limitations while appreciating the benefits.
It is important to understand the limitations while appreciating the benefits. Academia can offer companies a much faster ramp up and minimize capital investments. It is necessary to be reasonable with IP request, for instance US universities cannot assign patents to companies, but they can structure the license agreement that effectively provides all the benefits of an assignment, such as the right to pursue infringement.