Mitra Best, U.S. Innovation Leader, PwC
Mitra influences and advises senior executives on new ideas and approaches to organizational strategy, works with clients and third parties to foster open innovation, and promotes the PwC brand as an innovative leader in the marketplace. She also designs and drives new business models and platforms, pushes the boundaries of professional services to include solving problems not yet identified, and promotes an idea-driven culture with the critical mission to support the development of new services and market opportunities across industries. She leads teams that co-create solutions through design-thinking, prototyping, leveraging emerging technologies, and applying agile methodologies.
Most recently Mitra has been advising the State of Colorado on creating innovation ecosystems in the State, and the City of Los Angeles on creating sustainable technology-enabled ecosystems in LA’s vibrant start-up community.
Internally, she and her team are working on a disruptive enterprise search platform which transforms the traditional document retrieval model into a data-mining concierge. This new platform will be rolled out to the firm prior to being marketed to our clients.
Mitra has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Linguistics from UCLA, Graduate Management Certificate in Innovation & Strategy from MIT, and an Innovation Masters Certificate from Stanford University. She is a life-long learner who values continued education as an imperative for growth and development.