Randi Sumner is Senior Director, IEEE Strategy & Entrepreneurship. Throughout her more than 20-year career, Randi has successfully envisioned and initiated new, uncharted and profit-driven “bootstrap startup” projects within a wide variety of mission-driven organizations. The impact of her role in several projects helped to transform business models as well as drive energy into stagnant organizations.
In her role at IEEE, Randi spearheaded the launch of IEEE’s Entrepreneurship initiative. This first-of-its-kind IEEE initiative inspires a global community for technology founders, engineers working in startups, and vendors and funders helping to scale these businesses. Her efforts have brought IEEE’s global resources to technology entrepreneurs while inspiring new style events, virtual communities, and a video channel dedicated to startups.