Strategic Advisory Board Member
Sr. Director of University Research
, Office of CTO
Deborah R. Stokes is the Sr. Director of University Research, responsible for program management and collaboration with universities and research institutions to drive innovation and advanced technology exploration.
Deborah has served in various ICT leadership positions for 25+years in both academia and industry. Her BNR/Nortel career included a number of positions with increasing responsibilities across R&D, external research, university interaction, business development, operations, and marketing/communications, providing opportunities to utilize her skills in program management, technology management, innovation, cross organization collaboration, knowledge management and leadership. Her contributions included the Wireless Mesh Network product (managing the contributions of the MIT Media Lab), a patent application for measuring the return on external investments, and effectively managing an external research portfolio valued at $250M+.
Deborah is a recognized speaker on best practices in external research and innovation, with a number of publications.
Deborah has a BS in Business Administration, and completed her Executive MBA at the University of Texas at Dallas, with a focus on "Managing for Change".
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