Lani Ingram is the Vice President of Smart Communities and IoT Platforms at Verizon. She leads the digital transformation of cities, universities and venues. She has been focused on driving economic growth, enabling environmental sustainability, and enhancing the quality of life for citizens, students, and fans across the country. Her team develops an array of smart solutions that focus on citizen engagement and efficiencies in areas such as lighting, traffic congestion, and public safety. In addition, Lani is encouraging innovation by leveraging IoT Platforms to enable entrepreneurs in cities to develop solutions for their own communities.
Prior to Verizon, Lani was at Cisco where she spent nearly a decade as a pioneer developing the Smart Communities industry on a global scale. With her many years in finance and strategy, she has implemented several new business models and has driven investments, joint ventures, and strategic alliances with a wide array of cities and ecosystem partners.