About Christina Engelbart0

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Christina's Portrait

Christina Engelbart, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Doug Engelbart Institute, worked closely with her father for over a decade on all aspects of his work.1

Christina got her start in 1978 as an East Coast field rep for early customers of the NLS/Augment system developed in Doug's lab, and later specified the user interface for the Augment hypermail system. From there she served as co-Founder and Director of Marketing Services for DynaTrac, a Silicon Valley start-up delivering state-of-the art retail accounting systems and operational practices to convenience store chains, resulting in increased accountability, transparency, and sales while significantly reducing losses. 2

She then joined forces with her father as co-Founder and Associate Director of Bootstrap Institute (now the Doug Engelbart Institute*), working closely with Doug for over a decade to refine the vision and implementation strategy, develop software, and promote the work via writings, workshops, lectures, expeditions, and the first Bootstrap website. She then served for three years managing operations at Solari, Inc., including website development, strategic planning, marketing communications, and economic research, and helped conceive and produce the Solari Audio Seminar series, before returning to the Doug Engelbart Institute in 2007 as Executive Director.3


"Christina has taken her father's considerable body of work to a whole new level, distilling the conceptual into an accessible, actionable strategy for
Bootstrapping Innovation and Collective IQ."

     — Ronni Marshak, Senior Consultant/Analyst,
Patricia Seybold Group [Source 2010]

Christina earned a BA degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley, with a special focus on applied anthropology and organizational behavior. She is experienced in business management, operations, marketing communications, customer service, community building, program management, webmastery, computer systems design, knowledge management, groupware, and continuous improvement.4