Victoria Coleman, PhD
Victoria Coleman is the Chief Technology Officer of the Wikimedia Foundation, a non profit organization headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Wikimedia operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, a top ten internet property.
She was previously a Senior Vice President & the Chief Technology Officer for the Connected Home Division of Technicolor. As Senior Vice President of R&D at Harman she was responsible for leading the core technology platforms of the Infotainment Division including systems and software, media, tuner, navigation, connectivity and ADAS (advanced driver assist systems). She was previously Vice President Engineering at Yahoo! Inc. where she led Yahoo! Membership, web presentation technologies, notification services, backend SDKs including accounts and messaging, and the Yahoo! Developer Network.
As Vice President, Emerging Platforms at Nokia she led an end to end organization including product & program management, industrial design, product creation, core platform, user experience platform and interaction design teams. Prior to Nokia she was Vice President, Software Engineering at HP Palm where she led the webOS Platform team that brought to market the HP Veer, Pre3 and the Touchpad in 2011. She served as Vice President of Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology where she was in charge of the Computer Science Laboratory in San Jose, CA with responsibility for disruptive innovation in consumer platforms and solutions.
As Director for Security Initiatives for Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group she was responsible for defining the company’s security technology roadmap and translating it to product delivery. During this time, she was instrumental in bringing Intel’s LaGrande Technology across the server processor and chipset product line. Victoria has also had roles as the Director of the Trusted Platform Laboratory and the Trust and Manageability Laboratory in Intel’s Corporate Technology Group and as the founding Director of the System Design Laboratory with SRI International. She was a tenured professor with the University of London for ten years. In 1995 she authored the landmark UK Ministry of Defence DefStan 00-56 which created the legal framework for the safety of programmable electronic systems procurement by the MoD. In 2004, she founded the Cybersecurity Research Center on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Victoria is a member of the Defense Science Board, a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, a member of Lockheed Martin’s Technology Advisory Group and a member of the Advisory Board of the Santa Clara University Department of Computer Engineering. She is a Senior Advisor to the Director of CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society) at UC Berkeley. She is an Advisor to the Airbus Group and a Senior Advisor to the Board of FASTR (Future of Automotive Security Technology & Research) Consortium. She is leading DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office Exploratory Council. She previously served on DARPA’s Information Science and Technology advisory group as well as DARPA’s Defense Sciences Research Council. She is a past member of the DoD’s Counter Intelligence Field Agency Advisory Board where she led the cyber security area. Dr. Coleman received her B.Sc and M.Sc in Electronic Computer Systems and Computer Aided Logic Design respectively from the University of Salford, UK and her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, UK. She holds 4 patents and is the author of over 60 articles and books. She holds an active DoD Top Secret clearance.
FASTR’s Senior Board Advisor
Chief Technology Officer – Wikimedia Foundation