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Speaker Series: Women in Entrepreneurship

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Priya has over 15 years of experience creating and implementing global product strategy in Fortune 100, mid-cap and start-ups. She has successfully built and commercialized highly technical hardware and software product solutions through direct sales & channel partners.  Priya was the VP of Product & Marketing at two IoT start-ups, Cloudleaf & AeroScout Industrial (acquired by Stanley Black & Decker).  Priya has also held multiple product and engineering leadership roles at GE Energy & Pratt & Whitney.  She has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and lives in San Francisco, CA.

About WattIQ

WattIQ, formerly known as Ibis Networks, is the only enterprise-grade IoT solution that connects thousands of unconnected electrical assets, making it possible for the first time to monitor utilization, health, safety, and location using a single device, the smart plug. The data generated helps customers in pharma, biotech, and other industries to make critical procurement and maintenance contract decisions, prevent unplanned device failures, and protect valuable products and science.


Carolyn Hicks is co-founder and CFO/COO of Brill Power – a battery technology start-up from Oxford University. She is a Professional Engineer with degrees in engineering (BASc, MASc; U of T) and business (MBA; University of Oxford). Prior to being an entrepreneur, Carolyn worked in engineering, transportation economics and infrastructure finance in Canada and the UK.  Outside of Brill Power, Carolyn is a Director for Oxford Mutual Aid and is a 2x Ironman finisher.