About this Speaker
Dr. Jo Webber is a serial software entrepreneur and is the Founder and CEO of Pod, the social networking platform that puts people on the map - helping them connect based on common interests and location. Jo brings a wealth of executive and software product experience having served as the chief executive officer for multiple private and public software companies in the fintech, cybersecurity and scientific software markets. Jo is also currently the Board Chairman for Edlio and serves on a non-profit board. Prior to Pod, Jo founded the youth digital payment startup, Oink. Jo has served as a Board Director for Maxwell Systems and Octagon Research Solutions, which was acquired by Accenture in 2012. Earlier in her career Jo was CEO and Board Director for Energy Solutions International and InnaPhase (Thermo Fisher). Jo is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Chartered Chemist and is also the author of seven patents in payment technology. Jo was also the recipient of the Woman of the Year in Technology award in 2014 from the International Business Awards group. She graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BS in Chemistry and a PhD in Quantum Physics. Jo is a firm believer that the role of software is to take complex processes and make them simple. Originally from London, Jo currently lives in Greater Los Angeles area.