CEO of CyPhy Works

Helen Greiner is known for both innovation, and for business strategy in the field of robotics. Co-founding iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) in 1990, Ms. Greiner served as President until 2004, and Chairman until 2008. During her tenure, Ms. Greiner guided iRobot into its position as a global leader with the release of the Roomba™, the PackBot™, and SUGV Military Robots. She built a culture of practical innovation and delivery that led to the deployment of over 6,000 PackBots with our troops. In addition, Ms. Greiner led iRobot’s financing efforts, raising $35M in venture capital for a $75M initial public offering. Greiner holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in computer science, both from MIT.

• Named one of America’s Best Leaders by the Harvard Kennedy School in conjunction with U.S. News and World Report
• “Innovator for the Next Century” by The Review Magazine
• Global Leader of Tomorrow and Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum
• Prestigious Pioneer Award from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)
• DEMO God Award and DEMO Lifetime Achievement Award
• New England Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young
• Inducted in the Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame

• Presidential Advisor for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) for President Obama and Secretary of Commerce 2014-present
• Trustee Boston Museum of Science (MOS) 2008-present
• Trustee Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 2007-2013
• President of the Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC) 2008-2012
• Trustee of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
• Board of Visitors of the U.S. Army War College (AWC) 2010-2013
• Army Science Board (ASB) 2007 -2013