Kandice has been designing products and defining innovation strategy for some of the world’s biggest brands including Target, Samsung, Hyundai, Walmart, Macy's, MGM, Kodak, Hyatt, Intel, CBS, Paramount, and numerous startups. She has been a researcher, innovator, VC, serial entrepreneur, producer and strategist in the industries of tech, entertainment, gaming, travel, beauty and fashion.
As a consummate design researcher and startup strategist, with a keen knowledge of building products and brands that sell, Kandice’s technical, business and creative talents have positioned her to oversee the production of mobile, web, film, video game, fashion and software projects. Cota was a pioneer of interactive broadcasting and peer to peer programming and is currently working on designing AI apps for Shiseido, moving between the implicit and explicit to define what's next in Beauty.
Kandice co-hosts the show In the Black: an innovation adventure and has spoken at numerous events in the entertainment, tech and venture space including Intel & MTV’s Plugged In, Comdex, Tech Venture Summit and was the winner of Harvard’s Fast Pitch Challenge. Kandice received her MBA from University of South Carolina and her BFA from University of Michigan.