Michael Lisanti is the director of partnerships at CyLab, the Carnegie Mellon University Security and Privacy Institute. In this role, he leads the CyLab business engagement program, building relationships and developing strategies for corporate and government partners to collaborate with CMU faculty and student researchers. He designed the engagement models and established the partnerships leading to the launch of strategic initiatives including CyLab-Africa, Future Enterprise Security, Secure and Private IoT, and Secure Blockchain.
Prior to returning to CMU, he led product management and business development teams at technology companies including Keylingo Translations, DynaVox Mayer-Johnson (now Tobii Dynavox), iDirect, Ericsson (formerly Marconi/FORE Systems), AT&T/NCR, EDS (now HP), and IBM.
He appreciates his role helping people connect and engage in the critical field of cybersecurity at CMU, his alma mater, in Pittsburgh, his hometown.
MS Industrial Administration (MBA), Carnegie Mellon University
BS Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University