Krisztina Holly, known by her colleagues as "Z" is a Hungarian American innovator and entrepreneur. She serves as Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office.
She is best known as the creator of the firstTEDx, the founding executive director of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Vice Provost for Innovation and founding executive director of the Stevens Center for Innovation at the University of Southern California. She has been involved in various startups and was a prominent mountain bike advocate in New England for a decade. She is currently an advisor to the Obama Administration and the World Economic Forum. She is married and resides in Los Angeles.