People spend a significant time inside buildings, and they thrive when these spaces are convenient and intuitive. At Smarten Spaces, our vision is to transform all spaces where people spend time, and we do so by designing technology that keeps human behaviour and experience in mind.
We dream of enabling future-ready spaces that help users optimize for the most value. Our tech solutions allow users to make informed financial decisions based on how their spaces are being utilized, while also enhancing the experience of those that interact with the spaces. Better business, better experience.
We believe that technology should be seamless. That’s why our configurable solutions are designed for your convenience when it comes to planning for and interacting with the spaces of the future.
With offerings across workplace management, space management and tenant engagement, we are currently smartening 90 million square feet globally (and counting).
We’re a global tech company with our own dynamic workplaces being set up in Boston, New York, Sydney, San Francisco, Singapore and India, so we can serve you better.
Our client base includes several Fortune 100 companies across 50+ cities globally
We received $12 million from Singapore-based Symphony International Holdings in 2019 within two years of operation.
We have partnerships with over 45 global tech companies, inclusive of CISCO, HID, Siemens, Kone, Dimension Data/NTT, and Estimote. In addition, we have a global scale-up partnership with Microsoft.
Our efforts were recently recognized when we bagged the COVID Management of Year for IT Services award at the SBR Management Excellence Awards in December 2020 by Singapore Business Review
We have a highly driven and motivated team whose collective mission is to create seamless smart spaces, one space at a time.
With over 250 years of cumulative experience within the industry, our management team brings expertise in technology, design and user experience.
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.
Co-Founder, 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.
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.
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).
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.
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. He has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India, and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, USA. He is also an alumnus of the INSEAD Asian International Executive Program.
Himanshu has deep industry experience and has led organizations across India and SAARC region for large MNCs as well as a global Start-Up. He possesses 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.
Head of Strategy and Planning
An MBA, graduate from IIM Bangalore, He started his career working at GE in the Financial Management Program. Mohit also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Shri Ram College of Commerce
His expertise lies in the field of finance and strategy with keen interest in the field of Business and Entrepreneurship.
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.
Sales Director, USA
Dominic has over 30 years of experience in B2B software companies delivering solutions for enterprise asset management and integrated work management solutions. Having spent a majority of his career in sales with roles as both leader and individual contributor, Dominic has also performed various roles in product development, professional services and marketing.
With experience in business development and establishing new territories for startup and private equity software companies, Dominic is focused on expanding the footprint of Smarten Spaces in the US market while building out our partner network. Dominic has a Bachelor of Science degree in Decision and Information Sciences from Santa Clara University.
Sales Director, New York
An industry veteran with 25 years of experience, he has held key business development roles for tech startups such as 10kwizard (Acquired by Morningstar in 2008), Avoka (acquired by Temenos in 2018) Crayon Data, and Artis Energy. He has also worked as a Consultant for several Wall Street Firms, overseeing technology training and strategic projects for such companies as Morgan Stanley, UBS, and Merrill Lynch.
Prior to his career in business technology, Rob worked as a Securities Broker and Congressional Aide.
He has a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Villanova University.
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.
Check out some of our clients across the globe.