Melissa O'Mara

Melissa O’Mara’s personal mission is to maximize institutional and cultural response to environmental and economic challenges through smarter, innovative solutions, cross-enterprise collaboration, and collective leadership. She has 27 years of professional experience at Schneider Electric, IBM and Andersen Consulting. Her experience spans information systems consulting, project management, change management, consultative solution sales, solutions sales management, professional coaching, and leadership development. In her current role as Chief Catalyst, Smart Cities US, she is responsible for launching smart city innovation teams for selected US cities, and enabling collaborative innovation across the smart city value chain. In her previous role as Global VP of High Performance Green Buildings, she was responsible for expanding Schneider Electric capabilities in global targeted markets to deliver High Performance Green Building Solutions with triple bottom line impact. In client-facing roles, Melissa has worked primarily in emerging solution areas requiring innovative thinking, cross-discipline teaming, and industry expertise. Her broad range of experience includes e-business, sustainability, customer relationship management, and industrial production and distribution. Melissa earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Distribution from Clarkson University. She is a certified professional co-active coach (CPCC), qualified through the Coaches Training Institute. She has also been trained as a Bigger Game coach and facilitator.

Daring to lift our gaze from our “smaller worlds”

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Smart Connections and Conversations on the Road at SXSW Eco and VERGE SF

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Developing the Smart City of the Future: SXSW Eco 2013

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Why High Performance Buildings matter more than ever in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and Sandy Hook

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Tools, Data, Behavior: The Key to Energy Efficiency

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Paving the Path – Why We Need to Focus on Implementing Energy Efficiency Standards Now

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The Living Building Challenge – Moonshot or Mainstream?

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Connecting Shenzhen VIPs to Boston’s Genzyme Center SME – priceless

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Should we abolish Earth Day? That’s absurd.

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Les Alchimistes Vert

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How Collaboration Can Make Buildings Greener and Better

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An energy bill that Congress can and should pass – The Hill's Congress Blog

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