Diversity in Innovation

Judy Estrin, JLABS, LLC

The low-hanging fruit of problem-solving has been plucked, says Judy Estrin, CEO of JLABS, and the remaining modern challenges are so complex, they can only be solved by a group effort. Teams working toward innovation not only require talent, but also a genuine blend of cognitive diversity – members with different backgrounds, varying life experiences, and diverse fields of study. Only through this kind of collaboration can larger, global problems be divided and conquered.