Molly Jante, the Lead Technology Research Analyst in Technology, Planning, and Innovation at Northwestern Mutual, provides industry and internal research on current and future technologies to NM’s business leaders in an effort to enable strategic and cost effective decisions. Her work has focused on evaluating trends and identifying risks and opportunities associated with projects such as setting up an innovation initiative. Prior to her work at NM, Molly spent ten years working as an economist for the federal government at the US Department of State and the CIA. During her tenure with the government, she worked at the US Embassy in Berlin, Germany, for three years. Molly has her undergraduate degree in economics and political science and her master’s degree in applied economics from Marquette University.