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Sustainable Food System - Part A Featuring Emily Ma



Oceanside Meet: Emily leads a cross-functional team at Google with the mission of organizing the world’s food information in service of building a future food system that is sustainable, nourishing, and equitable for all. Her work on food systems started at X, Alphabet’s moonshot factory. There, she led a number of early stage moonshots before working on food systems moonshots inspired by the Google Food team, focusing on reducing food waste and food insecurity and increasing data openness in the food system


Guest speaker's bio: 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 Proctor & 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. She is the holder of seven patents spanning medical devices to consumer electronics.

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