Carin Watson

EVP of Education and Innovation


​Carin is responsible for the execution of Singularity University’s global product strategy. She oversees most of SU’s Education and Innovation businesses, including Executive Programs, Custom Programs, the Innovation Partnership Program (IPP), Conferences and SU Labs. Prior to this role, Carin led the development of a corporate innovation partnership program at SU Labs, where she helped small entrepreneurial teams from large organizations leverage SU’s unique global community to incubate new ideas and drive transformational innovation. She has almost 20 years of marketing, product development and corporate innovation experience with Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to SU, Carin helped drive innovation at Citi by serving as an internal consultant advising leaders and practitioners on critical capabilities, structures and processes. She also helped catalyze the establishment of Citi’s global innovation lab network and launched its first digital innovation community. Having worked closely with IDEO and the Stanford, she enjoys facilitating design thinking workshops for professionals, educators and students. She holds a BS in managerial economics from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA from Kellogg’s School of Management.

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