National Senior Director, Strategy, Local Government & Municipal Infrastructure
Making a Smart Community: Finding Resiliency & Efficiencies through Infrastructure improvements
In this session, Lisa Brown, Senior National Director, Municipal Infrastructure & Smart Cities for Johnson Controls will explain what it takes to create a successful smart community by investing in technology and infrastructure, or leveraging existing systems that are being underutilized, that yield a results-focused approach city leaders are so keen on. Lisa will provide best practices and tips for building a smart community and how to weigh investment vs. outcome when it comes to infrastructure and technology solutions.
Lisa will share examples of existing infrastructure, such as lighting, that cities can leverage as the building block for increased connectivity, safety and security for residents. Lastly, Lisa will provide real life examples of cities that have seen success in technology and infrastructure investments or upgrades, including a recent example from Evansville, Indiana & Marquette, Michigan.
Lisa Brown joined Johnson Controls in 2003. As senior national director for Municipal Infrastructure & Smart Cities, Lisa is responsible for growth of the local government market in North America, including the development of strategies, offerings and innovations for local government service and systems markets. In 2015, Lisa created Johnson Controls’ local government urban growth initiative, which combines smart city solutions with community outreach and workforce enhancement for midsize to large municipal customers. Lisa is consistently sought out to deliver key note presentations and participate on Smart City and IOT panels to discuss how data can assist cities to become “smarter” and its relation to climate resiliency, smart infrastructure and economic growth.
Lisa was recently nominated to join the Women of Municipal Government committee for the National League of Cities (NLC), and the Smart Communities Advisory board for the International City Manager’s Association (ICMA). For the past five years, she has been the president of the East Region Women’s Resource Network of Johnson Controls and served as global ambassador for International Women’s Day. Lisa served 15 years with the Junior League of Montclair-Newark, four of those years as director of community development and outreach in Newark, New Jersey. Lisa currently is a board member of the Rumson-Fair Haven Education Foundation. In 2016, she was honored as a NY Women of Valor and received the Humanitarian Award from St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters, which support 1.5 million food disadvantaged New Yorkers annually.
Lisa resides on the Jersey Shore with her family and two always hungry dogs.
Links to recent coverage:
- Construction Today, “Light the Way to Resiliency”
- SP&T New, “Street Smarts”
- IoT Agenda, “Smart cities for a stronger, resilient future”
- Route Fifty, “Smart Cities Really Just Want to Be More Marketable.”