Busy Burr is Vice President of Innovation and Head of Humana Health Ventures, based in Silicon Valley. Previously, she was a Managing Director of Citi Ventures, and led large-scale innovation efforts as the Global Head of Citigroup’s DesignWorks. Among her many accomplishments there was the transformational redesign of Citi’s Global Private Bank, an initiative she led that received innovation awards as Spear’s Private Bank of the Year and Euromoney’s Best Overall Bank. She is also the author of From Ideas to Impact, a playbook for driving innovation in a global enterprise. Busy’s innovation bug started early. When she was in the 3rd grade, she built a time machine out of a refrigerator box. It was a disappointing failure, but it marked the first of her many adventures into disrupting the status quo. Since then, her inspirational leadership and passion for customer experience has resulted in several ground-breaking businesses and products, and she holds patents (some pending) in mass-customization, alternative currency and social payments. Busy’s unique blend of skills and wicked sense of humor have been honed as a technology investment banker, a global brand marketer, an entrepreneur-in-residence and as the founder and CEO of a Silicon Valley startup. She spent seven years in investment banking at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse First Boston executing IPOs and M&A deals for the best companies in the technology space. As Vice President of Global Brand Management at Gap, Inc. she led four brands in six countries and managed the efforts that created global branding consistency across merchandising, print, TV, stores and online. As Entrepreneur-in-Residence at eBay, she led the creation of a new social e-commerce platform. Recently, she closed investments for Humana in Omada, Livongo, and Aspire Health. Busy holds an MBA from Stanford and a BA in Economics from Smith College. She was named one of Silicon Valley’s Women of Influence and has been honored as Frost & Sullivan’s Innovator of the Year. She is also a long-time performing member of the Bay Area improv troupe Subject to Change.
Title: VP, Innovation & Head of Humana Health Ventures
Company/Affiliation: Humana Health Ventures