• Profile:

    Nicole Cacal is the Co-Founder and CEO of Forbes Ignite. As a business designer, she has helped start-up founders and corporate executives create new revenue streams, products and business models. Previously, Ms. Cacal worked in venture capital and product development at a global start-up incubator with a focus on emerging technologies. She also previously served as Head of Marketing and Investor Relations at an impact-focused private equity fund. Nicole has a BBA from the University of Hawaii, an MSc in Strategic Design and Management from the Parsons School of Design, and an Executive MSc in Technology Management from Columbia University.

    Degrees Held:

    BBA Finance, International Business, Economics from the University of Hawaii
    MSc Strategic Design from the Parsons School of Design
    Executive MSc in Technology Management from Columbia University

    Performances And Appearances:

    Presentations on design thinking + AI:

    Global AI Conference, Boston (October 2019)
    A2.AI Conference, Ann Arbor (November 2019)

    Research Interests:

    Human-centered design, ethical AI, sustainable business models, social innovation, emerging technology 

    Current Courses:

    Financial Management