Susanna Kass

Energy Fellow
Stanford University

Susanna Kass is an Energy Fellow and co-lecturer at Stanford University and the former Head of Innovation and Sustainability Strategy at BASELAYER Inc., a startup company that manufactures advanced modular technology for data centers and sustainable energy infrastructure management software for web scale cloud providers, Fortune 500 companies, and utility providers. Susanna has a proven track record of entrepreneurship and innovation success for cloud computing and digitalization, energy, eCommerce, social media and global enterprise transformation. She has held roles as the Head of Innovation at NextEra Energy, COO, International Operations at eBay Inc. and Trilliant Network, as well as General Manager at Hewlett Packard and Sun Microsystems. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including Distinguished GSB Alumna Award in Energy from Stanford University, Distinguished MBA Alumna from Pepperdine University, Distinguished Entrepreneur Award from NMSU, and Presidential Entrepreneur Award from SDSU. Susanna graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program, and holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and BS in Computer Science and Business Administration Marketing from SDSU.