Susan Wu is an engineer, entrepreneur, and investor based in Melbourne, Australia and California. She is a lifelong innovator, particularly focused on first principles driven structural innovation, informed by a deep passion and interest in understanding what it means to be human. Susan has tapped her passion for humane technology and her deep experience as an innovator and directed it to towards the education sector. She is currently the co-founder of a new education model and school system. Susan and her diverse team of collaborators, including educators, artists, storytellers, engineers, entrepreneurs, biologists, and policy makers, are working together to reimagine education to empower children to thrive in and build the world of the future. Prior to her current endeavor, she spent the past two decades helping to build Internet products that have touched the lives of billions of people around the world, contributing to and advising at companies including Square, Twitter, Stripe and Reddit, and locally Canva and LIFX. She has been a founding partner at Obvious Corporation (Medium and Obvious Ventures), co-founder of the Above All Human conference, founding producer of the Virtual Goods Summit, a co-founder of FreeAgent.com (NASDAQ IPO), and part of the founding team of Project Include, a nonprofit dedicated to accelerating diversity and inclusion in technology. She is a member emeritus and former CMO of the Apache Software Foundation, one of the world’s most influential open source software organisations whose software forms a key part of the core Internet infrastructure stack. A true pioneer, Susan has been at the forefront of architecting entirely new industries, ranging from online gaming, eCommerce, SaaS, mobile content platforms to marketplace business models. Fast Company named Susan one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” and “Most Influential Women in Technology”, and she was named by the San Jose Mercury News as one of the“10 Most Influential People in Silicon Valley.” Susan has also served on several boards, including LaunchVIC, a $60 million innovation fund based in Melbourne, Code Club Australia, and the Color Genomics Foundation in San Francisco. She has been a mentor to startup accelerators Startmate and Techstars.