Kiva Allgood

Chief Commercial Development Officer, GE Ventures

Kiva Allgood, is a Managing Director for GE Ventures, New Business Creation. Within GE Ventures, New Business Creation is focused on bringing together GE businesses with external parties, entrepreneurs and experienced management teams to accelerate the creation of new companies within strategic areas of growth. Allgood brings over twenty years of digital transformation and high technology expertise.

Prior to joining GE Ventures, Kiva Allgood was President, Smart Cities and Industrial IoT, for Qualcomm Intelligent Solutions, Inc. As the global business lead for Qualcomm’s Smart Cities and IIOT business, Allgood helped strategic partners and cities deliver on their connectivity and sustainability goals.  Before joining Qualcomm, Allgood ran a startup focused on delivering high quality headphones and hearing devices to special needs children and adults.  Allgood has also held executive positions at Motorola and GE.  Most recently she was the General Manager for NA Retail and MVNO Sales at Motorola’s Handset Division in Chicago, Illinois.

Allgood holds board seats on CleanTech San Diego and Teen Volunteers in Action, and holds a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University and an MBA from Kellogg. She lives in San Diego, CA with her husband and two sons.

Building New Competencies: Which Innovation Model is Right for You?

Competing in a digital world requires talent and technologies that you may not have in-house. How do you develop a strategy to source these capabilities? This panel will examine how large incumbents acquire new innovative capabilities from identifying and investing in startups, to innovation labs, to partnering, and acquisition.

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