Dr. Sekhar Kondepudi

Dr. Sekhar Kondepudi

Head of Public Affairs

Dr. Sekhar Kondepudi has 25 years of global business and product experience in a variety of technology verticals including Smart Cities, Internet of Things and Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment.

He is a Vice-Chair for the Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) developing global standards. He is active in providing strategic advisory services to both public and private sectors related to Smart Sustainable Cities, Internet of Things (IoT) and Energy Efficiency. He is also mentoring and working closely with several IoT startup companies. He is currently an Associate Professor of Smart Buildings and Smart Cities at the National University of Singapore.

He is a much sought after speaker on the topic of smart sustainable cities and building energy efficiency with presentations all across the world including Singapore, Bangkok, Pusan, Colombo, Turin, Madrid, Riyadh, and Qatar. He has over 40 technical publications to his credit and has conducted multiple pieces of training and workshops globally.

In the past, he has led Global Product Management and Business Development for Smart+ Connected Communities (S+CC) Platform & Solutions at Cisco Systems. He headed up a team developing software, related products and solutions for Smart Buildings and Smart Cities with successful implementations in multiple global locations including Songdo, Korea.

Previously, he has been General Manager of Mobile Devices for Wind River Systems, Director of Business Development at Motorola, has worked at a variety of high tech start-ups in Silicon Valley, with the electric utilities industry at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto, California and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).