Lauren Cooney

Sr. Director, Strategic Programs
Chief Technology & Architecture Office

Lauren Cooney has over fifteen years experience creating, building and leading high-growth businesses, platforms and developer communities for multiple Fortune 500 companies including BEA Systems (now Oracle), IBM, Microsoft and Cisco Systems, where she has led product management, Open Source, product marketing, developer strategy and new business model creation.

Cooney has recently taken on an executive leadership role at Cisco driving Open Source Strategy and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math, inclusive of Women in Technology) for the CTO Office. She is passionate about continuous education, new open technologies and solutions and driving amazing end-user experiences for customers, partners and developers, as well as further enabling technical education across multiple boundaries and making it freely accessible to all.

The Huffington Post and Business Insider have recognized Cooney as a top leader in enterprise software and cloud industries. She frequently speaks at conferences and events and works closely with customers, partners, developers, investors, press and analysts on multiple topics.

Lauren focuses on user trends and seeing how technology can adapt to users in new ways, whether it be conventional or not. You can follow her on Twitter (, SlideShare ( or find her on LinkedIn (

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