Emily Ma has led a number of early stage moonshots at X, Alphabet’s moonshot factory. X creates radical new technologies designed to solve some of the world's biggest problems. In the last few years Emily’s focus has been on developing radical new approaches to the problem of food waste. During her time at X, Emily helped bring a range of breakthrough technologies into the world including Loon internet balloons, Glass smart glasses and Makani’s energy kites. Emily started her career as a mechanical engineer and roboticist. In her time with IDEO, a global design and innovation consultancy, Emily worked on end-to-end innovation programs with clients ranging from Eli Lilly to Procter & Gamble, during which she came to understand the equal importance of human-centered design, engineering and business. With this, she returned to Stanford University to pursue her MBA and continues to teach entrepreneurship at the School of Engineering.
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