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Lana Caron is a globally minded strategy and innovation executive, collaborative business leader and management consultant with an established track record of success launching new ventures, raising capital, and expanding business into new markets. She has been helping startups and large multinationals develop plans and accelerate business growth for over fifteen years. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and impacted organizations around the world. Lana consults, teaches and writes in the areas of innovation, design thinking, strategy, leadership and entrepreneurship. She is currently the CEO & Founder of the Colliston Group, an innovation and strategy consulting firm serving clients in technology, media, education and health. Earlier in her career, Lana held senior leadership roles as Director of Corporate Development at Sensata Technologies (formerly Texas Instruments) and Manager of Strategy & Business Development at Philips Healthcare, where she led strategic and operational initiatives for multi-billion dollar portfolios. Lana started her career in management consulting with Accenture after earning her MBA, Masters’ Degree in Education and CPA. She is an avid supporter of the Boston innovation community, and currently teaches at Northeastern and Tufts Universities as well as mentors entrepreneurs through local venture accelerators.