Krista Jones

Interim CEO and Chief Delivery Officer

Krista Jones is interim CEO and the Chief Delivery Officer at MaRS Discovery District, North America’s largest innovation hub and Canada’s leading science and technology innovation ecosystem. MaRS builds communities of innovators and provides direct support for startups at every stage of growth. MaRS-supported companies currently employ over 33,000 workers and have contributed over $29.6B to GDP since its inception.

Since joining MaRS in 2008, Krista has focused extensive entrepreneurial and leadership experience to advise executives, motivate teams, and develop programs aimed at scaling Canada’s most innovative companies. With a unique combination of technical expertise and a deep understanding of innovation ecosystems, Krista serves as a catalyst for change, enriching the ecosystem through initiatives such as the MaRS Momentum program, which targets high-growth companies to achieve $100 million in revenue.

With over three decades of experience navigating complex stakeholder environments, Krista’s leadership emphasizes adaptability, determination, and excellence, fostering collaboration and employing data-driven strategies to seize growth opportunities. Passionate about addressing societal challenges, Krista’s career is defined by her ability to inspire teams and transform ideas into reality. Before MaRS, Krista worked in successful venture backed startups like Personeta, Metronet, and Allstream and large telecommunications companies holding technical leadership roles marked by groundbreaking achievements that have left a lasting legacy on the Canadian tech landscape. She currently serves on the boards of BioConnect and TriOS College.

All Sessions by Krista Jones

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Day 1: May 3, 2023

Day 2: May 4, 2023