Krista M. Prentice

Krista M. Prentice

Krista M. Prentice

Tech Innovation Advisor, Exxon Mobil

Biography:

Krista currently serves as an intrapreneur leading innovation within ExxonMobil. Her team, called techSpring, functions like a lean start-up and makes connections between emerging technologies and the Oil & Gas business for the purpose of game-changing enhancements in efficiency, quality and safety. techSpring engages in technology scouting, concept design and agile prototyping in order to create the nucleus (non-optimized, working prototype) for which formal teams can crystalize around for further development and optimization.
techSpring thrives with servant leadership, visionary strategic thinking, fearless persistence and authentic general interest with the goal to be change agents, altering the DNA of the organization until innovation is properly built atop a solid foundation of high organizational health.
How does techSpring succeed?
Lowering hurdle to innovate by using agile approach for disciplined critical experimentation & prototyping
Proactive leveraging of intersections, adjacencies & technology scouting to bring diversity of thought
Efficient scale-up through effective 3rd party leveraging
Krista is a Ph.D. physical chemist with a background in molecular spectroscopy. She is married with a son and daughter. Krista enjoys playing with her children!

Speech:

The Invisible Intrapreneur