Debra LAM

Chief Innovation & Performance Officer

Ciry of Pittsburgh

Originally from Pittsburgh, Debra Lam is currently Chief Innovation & Performance Officer in the team of Mayor of Pittsburgh Bill Peduto. Debra oversees all technology, sustainability, performance, and innovation functions of city government.

Prior to joining the Executive Team, Debra worked as a project manager and policy consultant at Arup, a global consulting and design firm. Debra Lam has over ten years of international experience in governance, sustainable and strategic development, policy analysis, and project management. She specialized in advising cities around the world on policy, sustainability, climate change, and low carbon issues.

Her projects have included strategy work with the World Bank, APEC, and the C40 cities. She was amongst the 35 high achievers awarded a place on Management Todayís ì35 Women Under 35î list, and a finalist for Women of the Future, Science and Technology.

La Fabrique de la Cité

La Fabrique de la Cité is a think tank dedicated to urban foresight, created by the VINCI group, its sponsor, in 2010. La Fabrique de la Cité acts as a forum where urban stakeholders, whether French or international, collaborate to bring forth new ways of building and rebuilding cities.