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Cristina Dolan

Lecturer, Technology Management Capstone; M.S. Technology Management

Cristina Dolan is a highly accomplished tech entrepreneur, cybersecurity executive, engineer, and computer scientist renowned for her leadership in driving innovation across multiple industries, including cyber security, data (AI), fintech, healthtech, and telecom. As a co-founder of the pioneering value-based healthcare startup, Additum, and a trailblazing figure in the cyber insurance realm through her involvement with iXledger, Cristina has consistently demonstrated her ability to anticipate and navigate the evolving landscape of technology and business. In addition to her entrepreneurial ventures, she plays a pivotal role as an advisor and board member for esteemed companies such as WiseKey (SWX: WIHN), SEALSQ (NASDAQ: LAES), and GRIID (NASDAQ: GRDI). Cristina's extensive professional journey includes holding key leadership positions at industry giants like Disney, Hearst, IBM, Oracle, and TradingScreen, where she has leveraged her expertise to spearhead transformative initiatives and drive organizational success.

Notably, Cristina co-founded, which achieved remarkable success as the tenth-largest Internet Service Provider following a groundbreaking IPO that surpassed records set by Amazon and eBay. She was later appointed CEO of a venture-backed computational linguistics and machine learning MIT Spinout during the nascent stages of data-driven AI transformation.

Cristina's contributions extend beyond the corporate realm. She is a co-author of influential publications such as 'Transparency in ESG and the Circular Economy, Capturing Opportunities Through Data' and 'Industry 5.0 and Data Economy, Precursor to Embracing ESG and AI Led Transformation', which delve into critical intersections of sustainability, data, and technological advancement. Furthermore, she is the visionary behind the acclaimed 'Dream It. Code it. Win it' student coding competition, which has garnered widespread acclaim for empowering and inspiring the next generation of tech innovators.

In addition to her professional achievements, Cristina is a former member of the US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, achieving first place in the US National Championships and Empire State Games in Skeleton in 1992. She also competed in the 1990 World Cup Championship in Konigsee, Germany, securing second place among female competitors.

Fluent in both English and Castilian Spanish, Cristina brings a global perspective to her endeavors. Her visionary leadership and commitment to innovation make her a highly respected figure in the field.


Master of Science, MIT Media Lab

Master of Computer Science Engineering 

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering


Transparency in ESG and the Circular Economy, Capturing Opportunities Through Data

Industry 5.0 and Data Economy, Precursor to Embracing ESG and AI Led Transformation

Additional publications and engagements can be found on Cristina's website: