Marina Theodotou

Marina Theodotou

Executive Director
Defense Innovation Board
 United States
Timezone: America/New_York

Dr. Marina Theodotou serves as the Executive Director of the Defense Innovation Board (DIB) at the United States Department of Defense. As Executive Director, Dr. Theodotou serves as a principal advisor on Innovation to the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. In this capacity, she is responsible for exercising direction, planning, management, and coordinationof the Defense Innovation Board. As such, she provides direction on critical Defense Innovation Board issues and special programs of interest to the Secretary of Defense, Deputy Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. As the Designated Federal Officer Dr. Theodotou is also responsible for ensuring that the Defense Innovation Board operations are conducted according to all applicable laws and regulations. Prior to thisrole, Dr. Theodotou served as organizational change expert at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) where she led crossfunctional teams to design, develop, and deliver innovative initiativesto empower and inspire the workforce to out-think and out-innovate the adversary including TEDxDAU, now DAU’s flagship, annual learning evening reaching over 6,000 registrants; DAU Web Events reaching over 90,000 workforce members, and Innovate to Win which enables the workforce to own their innovation journeys though self-assessment, a personal innovation readiness report, and a personalized, curated, learning

Date & Time (EDT) Title Role
Thursday, August 1, 2024
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Driving Innovation in Government Presenter


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