Founder, Openwater

Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen

Dr. Jepsen was appointed a director of the Company in March 2016. Dr. Jepsen is the CEO, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Openwater, a start-up company pioneering advanced diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices as well as brain computer interfaces. Previously, Dr. Jepsen was the Executive Director of Engineering at Facebook, Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) and Head of Display Technologies at Oculus where she led advanced consumer electronics, optoelectronic and display design and manufacturing efforts. From 2012 to 2015, Dr. Jepsen had a similar role at Google, Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) and Google X. She also co-founded One Laptop per Child and was the lead architect of the $100 laptop, millions of which were shipped to children in the developing world. Since February 2021, Dr. Jepsen has served on the board of directors of Luminar Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: LAZR). She is the principal inventor on approximately 250 patents. She has broad advisory experience in Peru, China, Uruguay, Taiwan, Brazil and the United States, as well as at the United Nations. Dr. Jepsen holds a doctorate degree from Brown University in Optical Sciences, a master of science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Visual Studies and a bachelor’s of science degree in Electrical Engineering from Brown University.

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