Carin Watson

Chief Growth Officer

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Bio

Carin is responsible for Singularity University’s global B2B and B2C businesses, including Enterprise Solutions (corporate membership, custom programs, Uncommon Partners Lab), Executive Programs, Summits, Online Courses & Membership, Families and Ventures. She also oversees sales, marketing, and ecosystem partnerships which drive the growth of SU’s business, brand, community, and impact around the world.

Prior to SU, Carin was Director of Innovation at Citi Ventures, Citi’s global innovation and ventures team. There she helped design Citi’s global innovation system, and executed a number of components including innovation portfolio management, leadership training, the global innovation lab network, and the first digital innovation community. Previous roles at Visa and American Express further sharpened her skills in innovation, new product development, and marketing.

Carin holds a BS in managerial economics from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. Having worked closely with IDEO and the Stanford d.school, Carin regularly facilitates design thinking and creativity workshops for professionals, educators and students. Her current mission is to reinvent corporate innovation…to help companies get out of their own way and unlock their ability to change the world.