Lauren began her career in the space industry, leading systems engineering and integration for NASA on the International Space Station Program. She transitioned into the energy industry leading a center of excellence for data analytics in support of automated and predictive Upstream drilling and completions. Lauren was one of the first leaders to introduce automated expertise application via data analytics winning and speaking at SPE’s Digital Oilfield Conferences. At BP Lauren, served as Vice President of Digital Transformation and the Digital Security and Risk Officer. Lauren has a reputation for introducing the possibilities and application of data, analytics and automation with ethical, secure means of making a difference without causing risk. Lauren shares this experience with Executive Masters students at Columbia University where she is Associate Faculty. Lauren has an Executive Master of Science in Technology Management, with concentrations on Data Analytics and Cyber Security from Columbia University in New York. Lauren’s graduate work focused on virtual and augmented reality solutions that uses data analytics and artificial intelligence to improve performance for highly hazardous and technical industries such as aerospace and energy. She is active in her community speaking to children and their parents to encourage STEAM learning; using her experiences in engineering, cyber security and more recently disruptive technologies like robotic process automation as examples. She was awarded Columbia University’s Alumni Digital Innovation Award for her work on virtual reality solutions for pediatric cancer patients.