A recognized collaborative leadership expert, Pollyanna Pixton developed the models for collaboration and collaborative leadership through years of working inside and consulting with corporations. She helps leaders create companies where talent and innovation are unleashed-increasing productive, efficient, and profitable. Ms. Pixton was primarily responsible for building the Swiss Electronic Stock Exchange, developing sophisticated control systems for electrical power-plants throughout the world, and converting complex technologies and data systems to merge large financial institutions. Her background includes leading the development of e-commerce projects, real-time applications, positioning systems, and original computational research.
She was selected as one of thirty Visionary Women to Watch, a program that recognizes women who bring new insight to their fields. She is a sought-after keynote speaker and lecturer at universities and conferences in the areas of business ethics and collaborative leadership. Pollyanna is a founding partner and Principle of Accelinnova. She is also the director of the Institute for Collaborative Leadership that helps leaders to include collaboration in their leadership style. She is co-author of the book, Stand Back and Deliver: Accelerating Business Agility, published by Addison Wesley.
Her work in the non-profit community includes serving as the President of the Utah Nonprofits Association Board of Trustees and as the Program Chair on the Outdoor Industry Women's Coalition. She co-founded the Agile Project Leadership Network and serves as an Executive on that board as well as the Chair of the APLN Leadership Summits. She also served on the committee for the Utah Women's Leadership Network. She has served as the President of the Vest Pocket Business Coalition, the Psychological Healthy Workplaces Advisory Board, and the Health Information Management Society board. She is also a member and supporter of Women Tech Council. Her education includes a master's degree in computer science, three years of graduate studies in theoretical physics, and a bachelor's degree in mathematics.