Carmen Fontana

Emerging Tech Leader, Enthusiast, and Investor

My zen is when

innovation meets data-driven decision making.

As a girl tinkering with our family’s Commodore 128, I became fascinated with how lines of code can transform into meands for personal communication and entertainment.

In college, I learned how things like machine learning give us insight into complicated issues like climate change.

And today, I get excited about how technology can help bring us together to solve new problems.

Emerging Tech


Specializing in high-growth teams. I like to turn ambiguity into action.


Speaker and writer. See some of ramblings below.


Excited about deep tech, underrepresented founders, and anything that will make the world a better place.

Awards & Honors

Case Western Reserve University Merititous Service Award

Education & Certifications

Master of Engineering, Case Western Reserve University - Integrated Computer Engineering and Management Degree

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Case Western Reserve University - Systems & Control Engineering

Data & AI

  • Microsoft Professional Program, Artificial Intelligence
  • Microsoft Professional Program, Data Science
  • Executive Data Science Program, John Hopkins University/Coursera

Cloud & Security

  • AWS Cloud Practitioner Certificate
  • Certified Information Security Manager CISM (in progress!)
  • Google Cloud Certified Cloud Digital Leader (in progress!)

Emerging Tech

Product, Sales & Marketing

  • Design Thinking Certificate, Rutgers University
  • Sandler Sales Training
  • Hubspot: Inbound Sales
  • Hubspot: Content Marketing

Contact Carmen



(216) 534 - 2894

Media Appearances

  • Mobile World Congress: the right place and time for technical innovation, The AI Journal, March 2023
  • Building a sustainable pipeline of female talent, Electronic Specifier, March 2023
  • MWC 2023: Can AI-embedded 6G 'greenify' next-gen networking?, IT Pro, March 2023
  • The Wisdom of Smart Devices, IEEE Transmitter, March 2023
  • Meritorious Service Award, CWRU, Case Alumni Association, October 2022
  • True Believer, Case Alumni Association, September 2022
  • Thinking About Using Wearables in the Workplace to Reduce Stress?, EHS Today, June 2022
  • Just How Accurate Is Your Fitness Tracker?, IEEE Transmitter, May 2022
  • The Integration of Enhanced Connectivity and Wearables to Support the Evolution of Telemedicine, IEEE Transmitter, April 2022
  • 10 Enterprise AI Trends for 2022, CIO Magazine, March 2022
  • The New, New Normal: What’s In and Out in 2022 and Beyond, IEEE Transmitter, November 2021
  • Insight from IT’s front lines: How to win the war for talent, Elastic, November 2021
  • Fake Skin Could Make the Metaverse Feel Real, Lifewire, November 2021
  • On the Go: Mobile Learning Solutions for IT Teams, EdTech Magazine, August 2021
  • Why Some Companies Are Rethinking Their Return-to-Office Plan, LinkedIn Talent Blog, August 2021
  • How Wearables Are Moving Beyond Your Wrist, Lifewire, June 2021
  • Smart Appliances and Your Health, WebMD, June 2021
  • 2021 Top Women Leaders in Technology, Consulting Magazine, May 2021
  • AI Makes Edge and IoT Smarter, CIO Magazine, March 2021
  • How AI is Revolutionizing Training, CIO Magazine, April 2021
  • The Resilience of Humanity, IEEE, February 2021
  • Create A Strong Online Presence, IEEE Career:reset, January 2021
  • State and Local Agencies Optimize With Cloud Assessments, StateTech, January 2021
  • The Outlook for BCI, ACM, January 2021
  • 2021 IT Priorities Require Security Considerations, TechTarget, January 2021
  • Outrageous Goal Setting, CWRU WIT, December 2020
  • AI, 5G, and IoT Top the List of the Most Important Technologies for 2021, TechRepublic, December 2020
  • Top 5 IoT Predictions for Growing Use Cases in 2021, IOT AGENDA, November 2020
  • Demystifying Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning, CWRU WIT, November 2020
  • What Do Consultants Actually Do?, CWRU WIT, November 2020
  • Eight Leading Quantum Computing Companies in 2020, ZDNet, November 2020
  • Experts Explain How AI Technologies Keep Factories Operating Safely, IEEE TRANSMITTER, October 2020
  • Creating Healthy Spaces Through Technology, IEEE Transmitter, October 2020
  • Promote Business Continuity with IoT Supply Chain Management, IoT Agenda, August 2020
  • How These Six Technologists Find Inspiration, IEEE, July 2020
  • Quantum Computing in the Utilities Industry, Next Platform, August 2020
  • Deep Learning's Role in the Evolution of Machine Learning, TechTarget, June 2020
  • What is the Future of Hybrid Cloud for Businesses?, TechTarget, June 2020
  • How Cloud Is Enabling Autonomous Systems, Information Week, June 2020
  • 9 Female Tech Influencers You Should Be Following on Social Media, CWRU, April 2020
  • Monitoring And Preparing For Emerging Threats, Cyber Security Hub, March 2020
  • COVID19: Cloud, Remote Work and More, JacquelynWorx, March 2020
  • How to Keep Business Data Safe While Working From Home, Tech Observer India, March 2020
  • Organizational Thought Leadership Practices, Thought Leadership Leverage, March 2020
  • Simple Security Steps for Employees and Employers – Establishing Secure and Flexible Remote Work Environments, Security Magazine, March 2020
  • Cybersecurity Tips to Keep Your Data Safe While Working From Home, IEEE Transmitter, March 2020
  • Celebrating International Women’s Day: How to Get (And Keep) More Women in STEM, IEEE Transmitter, March 2020
  • Finding the Right Cloud Solution for Your District’s Storage Needs, EdTech Magazine, March 2020
  • 5 Predictions for How Technology will Impact Society in 2020, IEEE Transmitter, January 2020
  • 3 Experts Discuss How to Navigate the Challenges of IoT, IoT Agenda, September 2019

Past Speaking Engagements

  • Mobile World Congress (Barcelona), Is There Anything That Can't Be Connected? (panel), March 2023
  • Women in Analytics, Biohacking the (Aging) Distance Runner Body, July 2021
  • HBA, Virtual Care, Real Results: Extended Reality in Healthcare Space, May 2021
  • IEEE WIE ILC, Biohacking the (Aging) Distance Runner Body, April 2021
  • GetWitIt, Biohacking the (Aging) Distance Runner Body, April 2021
  • Centric Consulting CampIO, Biohacking the (Aging) Distance Runner Body, August 2020
  • AITP, Tech Trends for 2021, February 2021
  • CIO Roundtable, Emerging Technology Trends, December 2020
  • SIM, Is Your Software Development Capability Truly Modern?, September 2020
  • Grange Insurance, Internet of Things: Turning IoT Obstacles Into Opportunities, September 2020
  • WITI, Speed Mentoring Event, July 2020
  • CWRU, Career Navigation in a COVID-19 World, June 2020
  • Boston AWS Group, IoT as a Platform, Including for Alexa, June 2020
  • CWRU, Women of Wonder Career Series, June 2020
  • StirTrek, Innovation at End of Life: Using Virtual Reality and Design Thinking to Improve Hospice Care, May 1, 2020 (CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS)
  • ADIT, Bone Cancer to Boston Marathon: The Power of Outrageous Goal Setting in Dark Times, March 2020
  • The WIT Network, Bone Cancer to Boston Marathon: The Power of Outrageous Goal Setting, February 2020
  • HIMSS Norther Ohio Chapter, Improving Patient Outcomes and Reducing Readmissions for Intensive Care Patients by Implementing a High-Touch Care Model Supported by the Internet of Things (IoT), February 2020
  • Get WitIT, Innovation at End of Life: Using Virtual Reality and Design Thinking to Improve Hospice Care, October 2019
  • Cincy Delvier, Beyond the Buzzwords: Accelerate Your Innovation With Cloud Technologies, July 2019
  • AWS, Women in Big Data: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Panelist, April 2019
  • ComSpark, Case Study: Improving Employee Utilization (and profitability!) with Machine Learning, September 2018
  • Predictive Analytics World, Improving Employee Utilization with Machine Learning, June 2018