Kim Polese is Chairman and co-founder of CrowdSmart, a seed investment prediction platform which integrates human and artificial intelligence, to improve insights while reducing ingrained bias.
At Sun Microsystems Kim led the launch of Java in 1995. She has co-founded multiple software companies, serving as Chairman and CEO, and handling IPO and acquisition. She serves on several boards, including TechNet, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the Public Policy Institute of California, the University of California President’s Board on Science and Innovation and the Long Now Foundation. During the Obama Administration she served on the Congressionally-mandated Innovation Advisory Board.
She is an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow and the recipient of numerous awards including Forbes Top Women in Tech, Information Week’s Top Technology Executives and Time Magazine’s 25 Most Influential Americans.