Executive Director, mediaX at Stanford University
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Martha Russell is Executive Director of mediaX at Stanford University, Senior Research Scholar at the Human Sciences Technology Advanced Research Institute, and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Creativity and Capital at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Russell leads business alliances and interdisciplinary research for mediaX at Stanford University. With people and technology as the intersecting vectors in many media contexts, Dr. Russell has established collaborative research initiatives in ICT and technology leadership – for national agencies and for technology companies. She pioneered one of the first US public-private partnerships in microelectronic and information science and also in manufacturing technologies. With a focus on the power of shared vision, Dr. Russell has developed planning/evaluation systems and consulted regionally and internationally on technology innovation for regional development.
Dr. Russell studies relationship systems – people to people, to their brands, to their organizations, and for innovation. Using data-driven visualizations, her recent studies have take innovation’s pulse and tracked the evolution of innovation ecosystems in digital media, learning technologies, and sensors. She has applied insights about relational capital and decision analytics to corporate, regional and national challenges. Dr. Russell serves as an advisor to the Journal of Technology Forecasting and Social Change, the Journal of Enterprise Transformation and several startup companies.