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Shannon Lucas

Shannon Lucas

As part of the Cisco Hyperinnovation Living Lab, or CHILL, Shannon Lucas leverages her extensive experience in collaborative innovation, bringing together giants of industry to develop new businesses and markets. 


Before Cisco Shannon was Global innovation executive with in-depth experience guiding Fortune 1000 corporate clients from idea to revenue. Expert facilitator with special talent in creating intrapreneurial culture, analyzing future trends, and delivering transformational technology solutions.

As former Director of Innovation at Vodafone Global Enterprise, Shannon Lucas focused on empowering global organizations to stay agile, competitive and sustainable. One of the world’s largest telecoms companies,Vodafone provides telecommunications services in over 80 countries.

Lucas is passionate about developing ecosystems which trigger collaborative innovation between multiple stakeholders and has presented her game-changing vision at TedX.

Shannon is continually refining customer engagement models, tools, and processes to support a culture of change. She helps enterprise customers explore how mobile and ICT solutions enable new business models, tap into consumer insights and streamline operations. She manages a matrixed team ofInnovation Champions, the intrapreneurs from across the business, to accelerate the pace of innovation throughout Vodafone.

With over fifteen years of leading edge technology experience, Shannon helped drive the first to market carrier-based Fixed Mobile Convergence offering and supported Vodafone’s Unified Communications deployment. She has an extensive background in IP, VoIP and mobile technologies having designed and implemented networks at Microsoft and BT (formerly International Network Services).

As a Board Member of CorStone, Shannon supports the organization’s mission to provide resilience-based interventions and research initiatives to improve the health, education, and self-sufficiency of marginalized adults and youth around the world.

Shannon’s personal passion is transforming businesses through sustainable practices. She recharges by through-hiking trails like the John Muir Trail. Her teenage son, a design-thinking guru in his own right, inspires her every day and gives her hope for the future.