Mrinalini (Lani) Ingram is the VP of Verizon’s Smart Communities organization, leading the company’s initiative on digital transformation of cities, universities, utilities, and sports and entertainment organizations. Her goal is to drive economic growth, enable environmental sustainability, and enhance quality of life for citizens, students, and fans on a global scale.
Under Lani’s leadership, the team has developed a Public Private Partnership model with cities to leverage the best of Verizon and government leaders in order to drive city innovation and deliver a diverse array of solutions for citizens.
Lani has been a leader in developing the Smart Communities and IoT industry for over a decade, beginning with leading Cisco’s Smart + Connected Communities Strategy and Business Development team. Prior to her focus on Smart Communities, Lani spent over 21 years in finance, the last four years as the CFO for Cisco’s Globalization Center in India, where she was part of the initial pioneer team that created Cisco’s second headquarters and launched the company’s global IoT and Smart Communities initiatives.
Lani served as president of the board of directors for Silicon Valley Talent Partnership, and on the board of directors for DialSource. She earned her CPA while working for PriceWaterhouse Coopers and holds a B.A. from Gonzaga University and an executive MBA from Harvard Business School.