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Shannon Lucas VP, Head of Emerging Business Unit at Ericsson


Shannon Lucas, VP, Head of Emerging Business Global Customer Unit, has over twenty years’ experience working with startups, launching her own ventures, and driving innovation into the world’s largest companies.

In her previous roles, as Senior Innovation Architect at Cisco’s Hyperinnovation Living Lab and as Director of Innovation at Vodafone Global Enterprise, Shannon empowered Fortune 500 businesses to stay agile, competitive and sustainable through the adoption of new technologies and organizational structures. She led the global customer innovation programs supporting all three horizons of innovation; shifting enterprise customer relationships to collaborative innovation partnerships.  She has co-created new products with leading innovation giants including GE, Amazon, Intel, Citibank, & Thomson Reuters.

Lucas is a global thought leader on how intrapreneurship drives successful corporate innovation programs. Shannon shared her vision on collaborative innovation at TedX.

Armed with the unique leadership and team lessons of having served as a mountain rescue volunteer, the Bay Area disruptor developed her career with cutting edge technology experience at companies like Microsoft and T-Mobile. She started a successful technology consulting business, worked at several startups, and has served in various board capacities including CorStone and Bay Area Mountain Rescue.