Product Manager, Cool City Challenge; Chair Emeritus, City Protocol Task Force; Contributor, CityMinded.org and GreenBiz.com
Sue Lebeck is product manager for the Cool City Challenge “Cool Block” software platform. The Cool Block is an innovative citizen-engagement initiative that will take proven low-carbon, resiliency and livability programs to scale within cities, block by block.
Sue is also Chair Emeritus and Advisor to the City Protocol Task Force (CPTF), an open community of individuals who work together to develop international City Protocol Agreements and Contributions in support of common city solution-development.
Sue contributes to the CityMinded and GreenBiz media platforms. There, she share updates and perspectives on the development of smart and sustainable cities. She also founded and directed InnovatingSMART, a media platform spotlighting sustainability-driven innovators. She has served in the StarNet LLC expert network, specialists in designing multi-party cost-shared innovation alliances.
Previously, Sue served as Executive Program Director of the Silicon Valley Innovation Institute, a non-profit focused on innovation management practice and innovation advocacy. Before that, she practiced as a creativity teacher, counselor, and consultant.
Earler, Sue assisted the commercialization of the Internet – bringing international electronic messaging to the business community and then challenging, integrating and evolving its definition and performance to better serve commercial applications and innovation. This work was performed through the University of Wisconsin-Madison computer science applied research arm, Tandem Computers (now HP) and a host of Open Systems industry workgroups (within ISO/OSI, NIST, X/APIA/CMC, EMA/The Open Group, and IFIP), one of which she led.
Sue holds an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an M.A. in Clinical and Creative Psychology from Sofia University (formerly ITP) in Silicon Valley. She is certified in the Creativity in Business methodology, and is a Certified ScrumMaster®.