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Debra Lam

Debra Lam

Managing Director, Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation
Institute for People and Technology

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Technology Square Research Building


M.S. Sustainable Development (2007), University of California, Berkeley
B.Sc International Politics (2003), Georgetown University

Debra Lam

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Ms. Debra Lam is the Managing Director of Smart Cities and Inclusive innovation for Georgia Tech, a newly created role to drive smart cities and urban innovation work across the university and beyond.

Prior to this, she served as Pittsburgh's first ever Chief of Innovation & Performance where she oversaw all technology, sustainability, performance and innovation functions of city government. She crafted the city's first strategic plan for innovation, Inclusive Innovation Roadmap. She has been a receipt of various awards, including one of the top 50 Women in Technology nationally. She has worked and lived in New York, the United Kingdom, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

She is a graduate of Georgetown University and University of California, Berkeley.

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Georgia Tech Supply Chain and
Logistics Institute
H. Milton Stewart School of
Industrial & Systems Engineering
765 Ferst Drive, NW, Suite 228
Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.894.2343