Lilly is a seasoned digital innovation executive with over 30 years of experience advising both Fortune 500 and emerging technology companies doing business globally. Lilly’s career reflects a demonstrated track record in driving innovation, leading successful large-scale digital transformation initiatives in complex, global business environment, and executing strategic alliances in the technology ecosystem. She brings deep expertise in strategy and execution of major M&A deals and post-merger integration synergy capture as well as the deployment of cloud, industrial IoT, and Industry 4.0 solutions. Lilly brings a broad set of industry experiences, including semiconductor, automotive, ecommerce, and manufacturing in both the US and China.
Lilly is responsible for the relationships and client engagements for some of Deloitte’s largest global clients and works cross-border in China, Japan, Brazil, India, and EU countries. Lilly led a team to help a $170B manufacturing company to develop its acquisition strategy, execute the transaction, and obtain post-merger synergy in a successful M&A deal valued near $900M. Lilly has been working closely with digital platform companies to develop technology-enabled transformation solutions for enterprises in new retail, automotive, FinTech and smart cities.
Lilly has led numerous strategic initiatives for Deloitte and is recognized for her commitment to nurturing and promoting women leadership and inclusion in technology companies. She is an advisor for the Women in Engineering initiative sponsored by major universities in Silicon Valley and has led Deloitte’s Chinese Service Group, Women’s Initiative (WIN), Client Leader Development program and is nationally recognized as a firm expert for the semiconductor industry. She also served on the nominating committee for Deloitte’s Board of Directors.
Lilly started her career in the semiconductor industry, where she spent 10 years as a design engineer, including the first 32-bit microprocessor. She held increasing responsibility to include strategic planning and technology transfer at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. Lilly was one of the founders of Pictron, which provides video search software for Fortune 500 companies. Lilly was responsible for all aspects of the business including fundraising, strategic partnership, business development. Lilly also interned at the venture capital firm: TA Associates in Boston to identify investment opportunities.
Lilly is the co-chair of China Committee of Bay Area Council in California, and she served as the global chair of MJ Science and Technology Association as well as on the advisory board of UC Berkeley Extension Program. Lilly is a frequent speaker at industry events, including the Hamburg Summit, Wharton Business School, University of Berkeley, Stanford University, as well as Chinese TV news. Lilly was also selected as one of the most influential women by the San Francisco Business Times. Lilly is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Lilly received her bachelor and master degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. She received her master degree in Engineering Management & Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.