Mrinalini (Lani) Ingram is VP, Smart Communities for Verizon’s Product and New Business Organization where she is responsible for leading the strategy, engagement, implementation and solutions support across Verizon’s Smart Cities portfolio of products. She and her team are also responsible for driving business development and partnership opportunities across the Internet of Things ecosystem.

Prior to joining Verizon, Ingram spent nearly 16 years at Cisco Systems, where she held several leadership positions. Most recently Ingram was responsible for strategy and business development for Smart and Connected Communities. Her team focused on transforming physical communities into connected communities to drive economic growth, enable environmental sustainability, and enhance quality of life. Ingram also held leadership positions at Lucent Technologies and Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLC.