2020 speakers

Abha Divine


Abha Divine is a founder of Techquity Capital Management, a private equity firm devoted to unlocking value from innovation; at Techquity she has led and managed transactions spanning IP  in communications, media, and computing. Prior to her current role, Ms. Divine launched and led AT&T Knowledge Ventures (KV), the global intellectual property business for the AT&T  family of companies. As President and CEO, she was responsible for managing, developing, and maximizing value from AT&T’s worldwide IP portfolio and led the organization to deliver measurable EPS impact annually. Prior to that, she held numerous leadership roles with SBC  Communications, Inc., including VP of Corporate Strategy and VP of National Data Services where she was responsible for the creation of SBC’s data networking, managed services, and hosting businesses, as well as the restructuring of its consumer broadband strategy to achieve  SBC’s broadband leadership position. 

Ms. Divine earned an MBA from the University of Texas and a Master of Science in Electrical  Engineering from MIT. Ms. Divine holds bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering and  Applied Mathematics from Southern Methodist University, graduating with Honors in the  Liberal Arts. She currently serves on the Board for the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering at  SMU and the Visiting Committee for Research at MIT.

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