Karen Willem

2015, 2016 Speaker

KAREN WILLEM is the chief financial officer of Lilee Systems, a leader in Industrial IoT. She is a veteran of the technology industry, with more than 25 years of experience in finance, sales and general management. She is the former CFO of iPass, a cloud-based service that provides its customers access to the world’s largest Wi-Fi network, where she oversaw the company’s finance and legal operations. Prior to iPass, Willem was CFO of Xsigo Systems (which was acquired by Oracle), a leading provider of network virtualization technology. Before joining Xsigo, she was CFO and executive vice president of Openwave Systems, a publicly traded software company in the mobile and messaging space. Before that, she served as EVP and CFO of Cassatt Corporation, a utility computing software startup she co-founded. She was also CFO and senior vice president of Brio Software (now Oracle), where she led a highly successful IPO and subsequent merger with Sqribe Technologies. Her other leadership roles include chairman and CEO of Viewcentral and executive sales and finance positions at Network General Corp., Gupta Inc., Avantek Inc. (now Avago) and Ford Motor Company. Willem earned a B.S. degree in biology from Bucknell University and an M.B.A. from University of Pittsburgh.

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