Julia Thayne

Head of Innovation and Technology for Cities, Siemens USA

Based in Los Angeles, Julia leads a team of designers, engineers, and researchers in consulting, development, and implementation of technology projects in cities. Her projects are cross-sector, spanning energy, mobility, buildings, and the Internet of Things (IoT). They range from planning for electric, autonomous, and shared mobility; to designing use cases for data platforms and advanced analytic applications; to forecasting impacts of technology on greater urban sustainability and resilience. Julia has authored more than 20 publications on the topic of technology and cities, and has been featured in FastCo and Quartz, among other media outlets.