Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation, Georgia Tech
Debra Lam is the Managing Director of Smart Cities and Inclusive innovation for Georgia Tech, a newly createdrole to drive smart cities and urban innovation work across the university. Prior to this, she served as Pittsburgh’sfirst ever Chief of Innovation & Performance where she oversaw all technology, sustainability, performance andinnovation functions of city government. She crafted the city’s first strategic plan for innovation, the InclusiveInnovation Roadmap. She has worked and lived in New York, the United Kingdom, China, Taiwan, and HongKong. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and University of California, Berkeley.