Lawrence Lee is Head of Strategy and Planning for Growth and Futures for Xerox, where he is responsible for ensuring a cohesive strategy and portfolio planning for all growth and future segments and assisting in business development needs.
Lee specializes in commercializing new technologies that enable disruptive innovation. He was previously Vice President of Incubation and Strategy for Xerox’s Research & Development organization. In that role, he was responsible for the incubation of new products and services from ideation to commercialization and also led technology strategy to ensure that Xerox is investing in the right set of technologies, intellectual property, and partnerships to deliver the existing product portfolio as well as capture new business opportunities. Before that, he was Senior Director of Strategy at PARC, a Xerox Company, where he led strategy and portfolio management to create new growth options for Xerox and PARC’s commercial clients. He also managed PARC’s strategic relationship with Xerox, including the delivery of innovations and IP that led to new commercial offerings for Xerox’s services businesses in transportation, state and local government, healthcare, and customer care.
Prior to joining PARC, Lee served in leadership roles for two software startups. He co-founded Zoundry LLC, one of the first social commerce web services that connected bloggers with online retailers, and he was Vice President of Business Development at Mirror Worlds Technologies, Inc., an enterprise and desktop search company that pioneered social information streams in the late 1990s.
Earlier in his career, Lee worked in economic development in Philadelphia and invested in social ventures at CoreStates Bank. He holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and joint bachelor degrees from Wharton and the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania.