Neil Lakomiak is the Director of Business Management and Innovation for the Building and Life Safety Technologies at Underwriters Laboratory in the Greater Chicago area. Underwriters Laboratory is a global safety certification company headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois. In addition to providing business solutions, UL operates a nonprofit arm that conducts independent research related to safety improvements.
Lakomiak writes for the UL-sponsored blog Inside UL. He has contributed articles to publications such as Security Distributing and Marketing Magazine and Mission Critical Magazine. Lakomiak has also been a guest speaker at events for the National Retail Federation and BuiltWorlds where he discussed innovations in safety and security technology.
His contributed work at Applause includes the article “Three Challenges to Setting Up the Smart Home” which was originally published in Inside UL. This piece dives into how inoperability, usability, and cybersecurity can be major hurdles to a successful smart home product.
Neil is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) and a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Security Industry Association (SIA), ASIS and Infragard