Lauren began her career in the space industry, performing systems engineering and integration for NASA on the International Space Station Program. She transitioned into the energy industry leading a team of petroleum engineers supporting offshore operations. Previously, Lauren was Digital Security and Risk Officer where she provides digital security assurance using a risk-based approach for multi-billion-dollar Upstream capital projects globally. Currently, Lauren is the Vice President of Digital Transformation. In this role, she is focused on deploying robotic process automation to remove manual aspects of the business and reach business optimization goals that include solutions such as machine learning and blockchain. Lauren has an Executive Master of Science in Technology Management and Data and Analytics from Columbia University in New York. Lauren’s graduate work focused on virtual and augmented reality solutions that uses data analytics to improve performance for highly hazardous and technical industries such as aerospace and energy. She has since taken that work to apply direct to her role in cyber security, even expanding to now include robotic process automation to deliver predictive analytics to drive better cyber protection. She is active in her community speaking to children and their parents by encouraging STEAM learning through practical application. Her most recent work is mentoring 10th grade girls for the Offshore Technology Conference Challenge where they are using drones, sensors and data analytics to detect and predict methane gas leaks. She is Associate Faculty at Columbia University’s Executive Master of Science Program in Technology Management.