K Krasnow Waterman

Entrepreneur In Residence
Lecturer, Entrepreneurship + Innovation


BA, University of Pennsylvania
JD, Cardozo School of Law
MBA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


ENTR 487 New Venture Development & Industry Analysis
ENTR 485 Innovating: Creating the Future


K Krasnow Waterman specializes in quickly building and revamping organizations in data-intensive environments and creating new functions, products, and organizations, both within existing entities and as new ventures. She spent a decade developing and managing technology at IBM and JPMorgan and a decade practicing and teaching law (she was an Assistant Dean at the UA College of Law) before joining the two fields in 2001. Since then, she has most often worked with big data activities in highly regulated environments.  

K has served as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Operations Officer, and Assistant General Counsel in large organizations, such as Citigroup and the FBI, and she has founded and served as Chief Technology Officer, Chief Executive Officer, and Advisory Board member at several new ventures. She has been responsible for budgets from $100k to $1B; teams of 2 to 1,500; and servicing (or analyzing) 100s of millions of customers. 

K received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, a JD from Cardozo School of Law, and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (where she also qualified for an SM in Management of Technology). K has been a Visiting Fellow and a Visiting Scientist at MIT's Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory for more than a decade. At MIT, she also founded a cross-disciplinary course, merging Computer Science & Entrepreneurship, entitled Linked Data Ventures. 

Specialties: Big data, New Tech, Start-ups, Operations Management, Tech Management, Policy Reasoning (AI), Privacy, Security, Cybersecurity, Law, FinTech, LegalTech, RegTech, Policy, Information Technology Research, Design, & Deployment, Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, Counter-Fraud, Counter-terrorism