Lisa Neal-Graves is a former candidate for Douglas County Commissioner and former Chief Innovation Officer for the Office of the Colorado State Attorney General where she was responsible for driving a culture of innovation. Prior to her role supporting the Attorney General’s campaign and innovation office, Neal-Graves served as Vice President and General Manager of the Cloud Strategic Product Group at Zayo Group. As the leader of this business unit, she increased enterprise value via the integration of multiple corporate acquisitions and leveraged the best of each to build, grow and retain cloud-enabled and highly available networked storage business. With a world class architecture and service delivery, Neal-Graves and her team won the HP Service Provider Award and the IBM New Service Provider Award while stabilizing and expanding the business.
With more than 25 years of developing SaaS/IaaS/PaaS business models and cybersecurity solutions, prior to her role at Zayo Group, Neal-Graves spearheaded Intel Corporation’s advanced technology strategic longrange planning (TSLRP). TSLRP educated senior leadership and problem-solved complex strategic needs across Intel’s business units. Under her leadership, TSLRP enabled the funding of new research, highlighted competitive approaches, rebuilt a pipeline of future fellows, and secured over $150M for new key projects including future data protection and cybersecurity architecture. During her tenure at Intel, Neal-Graves lived in Shanghai China for two and a half years where she served as the Director of China Strategic Business Development for the Enterprise Server Products Division within Intel’s Architecture Group and directed a comprehensive strategic plan to drive PRC growth. Her efforts resulted in Intel’s initial high-performance computing server market entry in China. Prior to joining Intel, Neal-Graves held several executive positions within Unisys, ServiceWare, Chase Manhattan Bank, Deloitte, Lucent Technologies, and AT&T Bell Labs.