Karen Cone

Advisory Boards Director, Venture Partner
302 - Breaking Barriers & Survival: Reaching the Top
307 - Secret to Higher ROI: Invest in Women
354 - FinTech: Disruption, Competition and Co-opetition: The Innovation Imperative

Karen Cone serves on multiple advisory boards and is a venture partner with the Mastersfund, focused on women founders in technology. She is the former General Manager of Microsoft Worldwide Financial Services, CEO and Board Director of the advisory research firm, TowerGroup, and SVP at Gartner where she also served on the Gartner International Board. Karen has also held executive positions with MasterCard and at IBM where she started her career on the market opening teams in Russia (then the Soviet Union) and China. She has lived and worked in the Americas, EMEA & Asia.