September 2 - 3, 2020


Converge. Create. Elevate.


CT & CIO / Founder & President, National Grid Partners

Lisa Lambert is Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at National Grid and Founder & President of National Grid Partners. She is responsible for leading investments and innovation initiatives across the company. Prior to National Grid, Ms. Lambert was a Managing Partner at The Westly Group, a clean technology private venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley, where she was responsible for investments in software, internet of things, and energy technology companies. She closed several direct equity investments in companies such as Cognitive Scale and Paxata and sourced and/or closed key strategic LP investments. Prior to The Westly Group, she worked at Intel Corporation for 19 years and was Vice President and Managing Director of Intel Capital’s Software and Services Fund and the Founder and Managing Director of the $125 million Intel Capital Diversity Fund. During Ms. Lambert’s tenure at Intel Capital, she led investments, incubations, commercial agreements, strategies, and innovation projects for Intel. She also managed an apprenticeship program designed to train high potential professionals in innovation and investment disciplines. Ms. Lambert led global investments in over 100 companies over her career at Intel Capital such as VMware (IPO), MySQL (acquired by SUN), Endeca (acquired by Oracle), JBoss (acquired by RedHat), Nexmo (acquired by Vonage), and managed a large organization of investment professionals. Ms. Lambert produced top decile returns, including seven IPOs and over 35 M&A exits and delivered operating returns through commercial agreements with strategic partners. Ms. Lambert has been a director on the board of several portfolio companies including most recently X+1 (acquired by Rocket Fuel), Silkroad Technology (on-going), and Brit+Co (on-going) for the Intel Capital Diversity Fund. She is also on the board of directors for the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and is co-chair of the NVCA Venture Forward initiative. Ms. Lambert began her career at Owens-Corning as a software developer, and also worked in sales, strategy, and business development roles. Ms. Lambert is the founder/CEO, and chairman of UPWARD, a global network of executive women. UPWARD is a non-profit organization with 18 chapters, over 60 corporate sponsors, and nearly 5000 members worldwide. Ms. Lambert earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Management Information Systems from The Pennsylvania State University.