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Lisa Nedley Walton

CTO, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)

Lisa Walton is currently the Chief Technology Officer at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA).

In her current role, she is responsible for the overall IT organization as well as the strategic technology direction for the agency.  The SFMTA manages all transit and street operations within the City and County of San Francisco.   With an employee population of 6,000+ and over 2500 vehicles, and various wayside services, like parking, traffic signals, etc. 

She has more than 30 years of experience in the business and technical areas and has worked in all technology domain areas, including: network, application development, service and support, data management, etc.  This work has been done in a wide range of industries such as: retail, high tech, bio-tech and now in the public sector.

Her depth of experience allows her to look at technology from a customer or users’ point of view rather than a technologist’s point of view. 

And while she is passionate about technology and what it can provide – she is more passionate about the people that make it happen.  Her focus in any role is to meet the people, understand the team and how it works and fits together.


Latest from Lisa Nedley Walton

The rapid growth in population and increased urbanization across cities have given rise to a plethora of technical, social, and economic problems, such as traffic congestion, overcrowding, and lack of parking space. The major challenges in the transport industry revolve around ineffective communication systems, accidents and safety, inconsideration of pedestrians and...