Wilhelmina Jewell Sparks is a global executive who has worked in both Corporate and Startup environments for over 20 years preparing markets and launching innovative products and services in science, technology, retail, and food industries.  She is the CEO of BiTHOUSE GROUP (www.bithousegroup.com) which is a global business development cultivator fostering collaboration and innovation culture amongst corporates, innovators, investors, government and community. For the past couple of years, she has focused on intrapreneurship strategy and development, innovation scouting and integration of startup solutions for Corporate Venture Capital Funds and government entities as the need for customer engagement, growth, digitalization and corporate innovation increases. She serves on several global advisory boards: IADAS (International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences) and SXSW Accelerator, amongst others and is an active advisor/mentor to several startups and accelerator programs focused IoT, AI, mobility, food, retail, entertainment, fashion, sustainability and health.  Jewell is the founder of the AgTech FoodTech Summit and the Chairwoman and Co-Founder of the Food und FoodTech Group of the Deutsche Startup Association.  “Bridging the Gap,” by “Connecting the Dots” is her motto. @jewellsparks