Marrying Strategy And Innovation

Debbie Brackeen

Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at CSAA Insurance Group

as recorded on 5 May 2022 as part of Innov8rs Connect Unconference

With more than 25 years of experience and senior leadership at innovative high-tech companies, including Apple, Sun, HP, and eBay, and her role as the global head of innovation at Citigroup, Debbie Brackeen has learned firsthand the importance of tying innovation work to a company’s strategy. Debbie will share her perspectives on: • Competition in a fast-moving, uncertain and volatile world • How strategy and innovation inform each other • Creating the mental space for innovation alongside the core business • The interplay of strategy, innovation, emerging tech, venture, and business development

About the speaker

Debbie Brackeen leads CSAA Insurance Group’s strategy, partnerships, innovation and venture investing. She has more than 25 years of experience and senior leadership at innovative high-tech companies, including Apple, Sun, HP, eBay, two venture-backed startups, and served as the global head of innovation at Citigroup. Debbie Brackeen serves as a board observer to Kin Insurance and InShare Services, and is on the advisory board for The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and has completed executive education programs at the Northwestern Kellogg School of Management, INSEAD, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Stanford Law School.

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