Sr. Vice President North American Sales of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
“A Pioneering Technology Leader”
Lisa Simpson, Sr. Vice President, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, is a team builder and inclusive leader taking time with each organization member to ensure their voices, ideas, and concerns are heard and managed. She uses two-way communication and sharing her experiences to create an environment where team members can share their ideas and insights for a successful strategy. This coaching and mentoring style ensures the team is cohesive, connected, and strong.
Lisa is inspiring and empowering women entrepreneurs across industries into becoming great leaders of tomorrow and has been honored to speak at a few forums like Women in Leadership and Women in Tech, as well as with college students regarding majors and career paths. “It’s easier these days as the opportunities for women abound. Knowledge and work ethic are the true differentiators. If you love what you do, you’ll instinctively want to learn more and the more you know, the more you’ll succeed. Knowledge really is power.”
The pioneering leader’s grandmother was an entrepreneur, founding her own business in 1930 and successfully managing the men who worked for her in Southern California. Lisa’s mother was a leader in a tech company, traveling for business and managing large groups of men. “Both women showed me that we can be who we want without compromise and build trust with our colleagues by being your authentic self,” elucidates Lisa. “The important lessons I’ve learned are, there is always something new for you to learn or a skill for you to practice. And that learning can often come from unexpected sources. You must be open to it. Being humble, open-minded – even to criticism – will make you a better and more effective leader.”
“We are Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise. Our mission is to make everything connect with digital age networking, communications and cloud solutions. Our solutions are tailored to our customers’ industries providing built-in security and limited environmental impact. We offer flexible business models: in the Cloud, on premises, and hybrid. Over 100 years of innovation has made us a trusted adviser to more than 830,000 customers around the world.”
Lisa and the team at ALE assist in creating a technology environment that actively engages students and teachers and delivers personalized digital learning experiences for student success. She works closely with educational institutions to develop and provide student-centric solutions that employ AI-enabled chatbots, virtual assistants, cognitive communications, and location-based services powered by a connected wired and wireless network with containment capabilities. All focused on empowering student success in a safe and secure environment, whether in the physical classroom or virtual platform.
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has stayed at the forefront of the industry’s evolutions, including the growth of digital, the cloud, and the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) by focusing on customers' needs. “Our successful delivery and support of the most mission-critical US Federal networks for over 20 years has been a big achievement for us. Considering the state of the world, security and safety are of tantamount importance, and our commitment to providing the most secure and innovative solutions has kept them a loyal customer.”
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise strives towards a more connected future, keeping pace with the latest technology developments and making them accessible to the customers. Digital Transformation for businesses remains a key focus for them. In addition to cloud and XaaS technologies, they are also working on further integrating IoT and AI into enterprise communications. These advancements will enable a comprehensive view of the customer experience, advancing customer service and enterprise communication to the next level. However, the addition of these technologies also opens a customer’s network up to unique and potentially catastrophic security issues. The solutions offered by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise are explicitly built to deal with these complex network architectures and Cybersecurity threats.
“Buying from someone you know and trust in a world where technology is ubiquitous is critical. Features and price are important criteria but, trusting that your vendor will be with you for the long haul are paramount,” says Lisa. Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) delivers the customized technology experiences enterprises need to make everything connect. ALE provides digital-age networking, communications, and cloud solutions with services tailored to our customers’ success, with flexible business models in the cloud, on-premises, and hybrid. All solutions have built-in security and limited environmental impact.
Over 100 years of innovation have made Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise a trusted advisor to more than a million customers worldwide. With 3,400 business partners worldwide, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise achieves an effective global reach with a local focus. “As a leader in the technology industry, it’s my job to earn the trust of our customers every day and ensure Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise is an industry leader for another 100 years.” IEWL
Sr. Vice President North American Sales
of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
We are Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise. Our mission is to make everything connect with digital age networking, communications and cloud solutions. Our solutions are tailored to our customers’ industries providing built-in security and limited environmental impact. We offer flexible business models: in the Cloud, on premises, and hybrid. Over 100 years of innovation has made us a trusted adviser to more than 830,000 customers around the world.