Wisconsin Idea Smart Future Summit: Presenter Bios

Published: August 3, 2018

Chelsea Collier - Lisa D. Roy - Dr. Alan Yeung

Chelsea CollierChelsea Collier, Founder, Digi.City

Chelsea is a connector across tech, government and social impact sectors. She does this by publishing articles and hosting events though her platform Digi.City, as the Editor-At-Large for Smart Cities Connect and as a Co-Founder of Impact Hub Austin. Chelsea is a 2018 Marshall Memorial Fellow and a 2016 Eisenhower Fellow and she serves on the advisory boards of several Austin-based civic focused nonprofits. Her research focuses on smart city policy and global best practices. Her work has been featured in Inc.com, Venture Beat, the Chicago Tribune and dozens of other publications. 

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Lisa D. Roy, Vice President, Integration & Commercial Operations, NA Johnson Controls, Inc. - Building Technologies & Solutions

Lisa joined Johnson Controls in 1994 and was recently appointed Vice President, Integration & Commercial Operations for the Building Solutions, North America business. In this role, Lisa is responsible in the achievement of the revenue synergy commitment and development of the operating model design for Building Solutions, North America. This includes developing and implement sales strategy and programs for our broad field organization, working with the executive sales leadership of the legacy Johnson Controls Systems & Services North America and legacy Tyco teams (SimplexGrinnell, Tyco Integrated Security, Tyco Integrated Fire & Security Canada) that are now part of Building Solutions, North America. Lisa led the work teams focused on defining the longer term operating strategy and operating model for the Building Solutions, North America field organization.

During her 22-year career with Johnson Controls, Lisa most recently served as Regional Vice President, Sales, for the South region. She has also served as Vice President & General Manager of Security & Fire for North America, Vice President & General Manager of Enterprise Accounts, Vice President of Global Security Strategy, and Director of State Government for our energy performance contracting organization, as well as various sales and operations roles. 

Lisa earned a bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University and is a graduate of our eXtreme Learning Program (XLP). She lives in Louisiana with her husband and two children.

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Dr. Alan Yeung, Director of U.S. Strategic Initiatives for Foxconn

In addition to his role as the Director of U.S. Strategic Initiatives for Foxconn, Alan is the President of FEWI Development Corporation. He’s an alumnus of UW-Madison, where he completed his B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Later he completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Stanford, and earned an M.B.A. from the University of California – Berkeley.  Yeung manages much of the Foxconn activity occurring in Wisconsin, and leads various commercial initiatives and public-private relationships.

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