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Krista Jones

Work & Learning cluster

Krista is the head of the Work and Learning cluster at MaRS. She has been a passionate innovator and builder of technology-based businesses for over 25 years, and has personally advised and been actively involved in over 200 startups.

For the past four years, Krista has been the driving force behind MaRS’ globally leading Work and Learning cluster (formerly known as the EdTech cluster). She works with the entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, investors and technologists who are applying innovation and leading-edge technologies to create solutions that are advancing the competitiveness of global workers and workplaces.

Krista has experience working in both large public companies and startups. She is an engineer, an entrepreneur and a mentor, as well as an expert at solving ambiguous problems. Krista has a unique combination of strategic, technical, operational and marketing expertise. She is known for her comprehensive knowledge of existing and emerging information and communications technology and architectures, as well as of innovation practices.

Krista and her husband previously owned a children’s educational technology franchise that fostered early innovation and creativity in robotics, animation, digital art and video game design.