Dr. Sumit D. Chowdhury

Dr. Sumit D. Chowdhury

Dr. Sumit D. Chowdhury

CEO Gaia Smart Cities

Dr. Sumit is a global thought leader and CXO in the field of Smart Cities, Telecom, Information analytics and an Urban Design enthusiast. As CEO of Gaia Smart Cities, he is a business leader, entrepreneur and best-selling management author, having led large, hyper-growth, multinational telecom and consulting companies in US, Australia & India. He has worked on technology based transformation of companies and is now focused on sustainable solutions for Smart Cities and Internet of Things. His global experience has provided depth and breadth of roles to manage people, processes, finances, projects, technology, relationships, & governance. He is a Visiting Faculty at Carnegie Mellon University (USA) & Academic Advisor to UWS (Australia). He is also the Program Director of Swachh Bharat Mission (Clean India Initiative) with the Ministry of Urban Development. He is active expert on GLG, Alphasight & TheStraightsNetwork.

He provides mentoring & funding to entrepreneurs in areas like M2M, Internet of Things, Smart Cities, health-care, mobile internet & career services. He is serving on the Board of 1 listed company and 4 Start-ups.  Dr. Sumit is a graduate of IIT Kanpur followed by MS and Ph.D from Carnegie Mellon University. He has a Certificate Diploma from Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is the author of a bestselling career management book, ‘Rules of the Game’ published by Bloomsbury India. The book empowers readers to enhance productivity and fast-track their careers. He is represented by ‘The Outstanding Speakers Bureau’ and speaks in different forums on technology, career and management ideas. His motivational speaker series has been hugely popular with students & professionals. He is also a speaker on the TEDx platform.

Dr. Sumit is an avid painter, having had international exhibitions of his paintings. He is also a trained musician. He is an active marathon runner and cyclist having run several full marathons and long distance cycling trips across the world.