Our storyMaking Spaces Work for People

People spend significant time inside buildings. And they thrive when these spaces are convenient, intuitive and personalized. At Smarten Spaces, our vision is to transform all spaces where people spend time, to their advantage. We currently focus on workplaces—be it co-working spaces, corporate offices or business parks.

We understand how smart technologies can enhance daily life and enable you to focus on things that matter most. By integrating all the dimensions of space, we make user experiences intuitive and businesses more efficient. Our solutions offer space owners, managers, and users utmost convenience and connectedness for hassle-free routines.

We are currently smartening 60 million square feet globally. Our management team has over 100 years of collective experience. Headquartered in Singapore, we have been recognized among Asia Pacific’s ‘Top 25 IoT Solution Providers’ in 2018 by APAC CIO Outlook.

Smarten Spaces is the first company in the world to deliver an end to end SAAS solution for the digital workplace

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HQ office in Singapore along with a presence in India
Setting up offices in Bangkok, Jakarta, Sydney, San Francisco, New York and Chicago to establish our global footprint
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A strong GTM network
Our partners include NTT, Singtel, Optus, Ingram. We are a Microsoft Scale Up partner.
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Global Recognition
Chosen as Top 25 IoT Solution Providers 2018 by APAC CIO Outlook & Top 5 PropTech company by MIPIM in New York City 2018
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Working with leading Fortune100 companies
Successful deployments in the US, Singapore, India, UK, Moscow, China
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A world-class team
Employees from leading companies like Cisco, AT&T, Accenture etc.
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Received Series A funding
USD 12M, from Singapore based Symphony International Holdings, in 2 years of operation.

Brands Trust Us

Our Leadership Team

Dinesh Malkani
Founder and CEO
dineshmalkani@smartenspaces.com
An industry veteran with 26 years of experience, he has held key leadership roles in prominent companies like AT&T, Lucent, Avaya, Jabra, and Cisco.
Anushka Verghese
Co-Founder and CPO
Anushka Verghese is the Co-founder of Smarten Spaces. A community specialist, she was also the youngest member in the Cisco Leadership team.
Ajay Soni
Chief Financial Officer
Ajay Soni is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Smarten Spaces. He was the former CFO at Cisco, India, and SAARC. Prior to that, he also
Prithvi Shergill
Head of Talent Enablement and Workplace Design
Prithvi is an industry veteran with over 28 years of experience in designing and deploying strategies to improve
Arun Rathi
Country Head - India & SAARC
Arun is the Country Head for India & SAARC region. He leads the regional P&L, including functions such as Business Development
Rajah Balu
VP - Technology
Rajah is an accomplished leader with over 28 years of industry experience. He has held key technology leadership
Norman Suon
Regional Director - ASEAN
Norman is the ASEAN Regional Director at Smarten Spaces. He heads up the key growth in sales strategies
Himanshu Singh
Global Head-Partner Sales and Strategic Alliances
Himanshu is responsible for identifying, onboarding and enabling GTM partners, also building strategic alliances with
Mansi Khullar
Global Head - Marketing
Mansi leads global outreach and branding at Smarten Spaces. She has designed and executed go-to-market strategy for brands
Dinesh Malkani
Founder and CEO

An industry veteran with 26 years of experience, he has held key leadership roles in prominent companies like AT&T, Lucent, Avaya, Jabra, and Cisco. He was President of Cisco India and SAARC from 2014 to 2017. Under him, Cisco significantly grew to over a billion USD.

Prior to this, he was the Managing Director for Collaboration with Cisco, President for APJC for Jabra, and Country President of Avaya in Korea and China for a period of 12 years. As the Technical Director for key solutions across APJC for AT&T Lucent and Avaya, he spent three years in research and development (R&D) and built India’s first public voice mail system. What’s more, Dinesh has been on the NASSCOM Executive Council and is currently the Learning Chair - YPO Bangalore

Chapter. He has a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in computers from Pune University and an MBA from SUNY Buffalo.

Anushka Verghese
Co-Founder

Anushka Verghese is the Co-founder of Smarten Spaces. A community specialist, she was also the youngest member in the Cisco Leadership team. She holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies.

Ajay Soni
Chief Financial Officer

Ajay Soni is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Smarten Spaces. He was the former CFO at Cisco, India, and SAARC. Prior to that, he also held multiple leadership roles in foremost organizations including Airtel and AT&T. Ajay holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Notre Dame University and a master’s degree in finance from Delhi University (DU). He is a certified public accountant (CPA from the United States of America).

Prithvi Shergill
Head of Talent Enablement and Workplace Design

Prithvi is an industry veteran with over 28 years of experience in designing and deploying strategies to improve the quality of workplaces. In his role as Chief Human Resource Officer and Senior Corporate Vice President, he led human resource and facility management teams in HCL Technologies.

Prior to this, he started and scaled various organizations and teams at Accenture, Singapore Telecom, and AT&T. He has received his master’s degree from the University of Mumbai.

Arun Rathi
Country Head - India & SAARC

Arun is the Country Head for India & SAARC region. He leads the regional P&L, including functions such as Business Development, Account Management, Product Formulations & Operations.

An alumnus of IIM – Ahmedabad and having over 15 years of experience, Arun has held various Leadership roles in Consulting business focusing on Enterprise, Developers & PE / Investor segments at Cushman & Wakefield Inc, at the NewsCorp & SoftBank backed Proptech Group – Elara Technologies Pte Ltd. (parent co. to Housing, Makaan & PropTiger) and also at Sequoia-backed AWFIS Space Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a leader in the Coworking & Managed Office segment in India.

Rajah Balu
VP - Technology

Rajah is an accomplished leader with over 28 years of industry experience. He has held key technology leadership roles in prominent companies like Cisco, Oracle, and BEA Systems and has worked closely with Strategic Technology Partners in APAC around the world.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Computers from Bharathiar University. He brings a lot of experience with Digital Transformation, IoT, and Smart Cities. He was serving as Director of Engineering for IoT Business Unit and was responsible for building an Industry Leading SaaS platform purpose-built for Smart Cities and IoT. He also has experience in developing the Smart Spaces Platform in Cisco, which focused on the Enterprise market.

Norman Suon
Regional Director - ASEAN

Norman is the ASEAN Regional Director at Smarten Spaces. He heads up the key growth in sales strategies and action plans, building lasting relationships and understanding customer trends while cultivating customer loyalty. Prior to this, he has a decade experience of in-depth knowledge with large Japanese organizations, developing, and executing smart city projects across ASEAN.

Having more than 15 years of sales strategy experience, he has held leading roles in business development, operations and sales across leading enterprises e.g. Toshiba, Fujitsu, Lenovo, AsiaPac and Standard Chartered Bank.

Himanshu Singh
Global Head-Partner Sales and Strategic Alliances

Himanshu is responsible for identifying, onboarding and enabling GTM partners, also building strategic alliances with leading global companies. He owns the global sales numbers through partners’ sales motion.

Himanshu has deep industry experience and have led organizations across India and SAARC region for large MNCs as well as a global Start-Up. He possess an outstanding track record of growing revenue through new business streams, setting up operations from the ground up, turning around existing ones and scaling them up into sustainable & profitable businesses.

Mansi Khullar
Global Head - Marketing

Mansi leads global outreach and branding at Smarten Spaces. She has designed and executed go-to-market strategy for brands like Samsung, Coca-Cola, Jim Beam, Wipro, Philips Lighting, Accor Hotels, Bosch, Kimberly Clark. Mansi comes with a background in digital marketing and 360-degree media including radio, outdoor, TV, print and brand activations. She is a graduate in Statistics from Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University and MBA in Marketing from ICFAI, Hyderabad. She is a weekend hiker, indie music buff, board gamer and coffee connoisseur.