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Smarten Spaces Announces Dinesh Malkani as its Founding Partner and Worldwide CEO

Smarten Spaces, a Singapore Headquartered company, today announced the appointment of Dinesh Malkani as Founding Partner and worldwide CEO. With businesses globally implementing ‘smart’ solutions across their value chain, Smarten Spaces will enable transformation of the experience in environments used by communities of people. It is introducing globally its artificial intelligence powered platform, connecting users to things and services where they live, work and play. By digitizing services provided by the developers and enterprises, it will deliver solutions that make the user experience distinctive, increase efficiency, and optimize effectiveness.

Smarten Spaces is getting the solution conceptualized and designed in Singapore. The company also announced the establishment of its Experience Development Centre in Bengaluru, India.

As Founder and CEO of Smarten Spaces, Dinesh brings a differentiated perspective on the future evolution of organizations and industries as they adapt to the opportunities the 4th Industrial Revolution will bring. He will lead the pioneer team responsible for shaping the blueprint to design, define, develop and deploy the company’s strategy worldwide. He will also be a member of the Smarten Spaces Board.

"Spaces in the future will be far more than physical! Young people world-wide want spaces where work and innovation are integrated, where creativity and collaboration are cultivated, and where connectivity is seamless. Smarten Spaces has the talent and insights to lead this digital transformation of spaces so today’s workers can create virtual communities and benefit from their insights, whether it’s at the next desk, across town or around the world," said Jerry Hultin, CEO of Smart Cities NY, innovation adviser to the World Economic Forum and Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils, and Co-founder of Global Futures Group, LLC.

“Space design and management today is hungry for new ideas that will disrupt how people are using technology as they seek to shape new ways of working and making living more enjoyable. Efficiency, effectiveness, productivity and sustainability can today be multiplied by augmenting intelligence using IoT. I am excited to translate the ideas we have into innovation and value and make the spaces and services we use in them future ready,” said Dinesh Malkani.

The company continues to add talent as it grows its pioneer team which includes:

  • Aamer Azeemi, an industry thought leader on work being done to build Smart Cities and Smart Infrastructure and will lead enterprise consulting and strategy enablement, building on his experience in Wipro, Omniyat Properties and Cisco
  • Krishanu Seal, who will lead Technology & Engineering and be responsible for creating the software platforms at Smarten Spaces to deliver next-generation solutions, leveraging his expertise from his leadership roles as Vice President of Engineering at Flipkart and in Research and Development at Yahoo, Aol and Amazon.com.
  • Prithvi Shergill, who will anchor talent enablement and workplace experience design, having led Human Resource and Facility Management teams in HCL Technologies and has worked to start and scale various organizations and teams at Accenture, Singapore Telecom, AT&T

The company has raised the initial funding it requires to build and go to market as it expands across additional geographies.

Dinesh, in his last assignment, was the President of Cisco India and SAARC and has held leadership roles with companies like AT&T, Avaya, Jabra across Asia Pacific.

About Smarten Spaces Pte Ltd.

Founded in April 2017, Smarten Spaces is headquartered in Singapore. Its purpose is to transform places of work and leisure into state of the art sustainable architectures which will enhance experience and efficiency by increasing performance and optimizing cost. Using its state of the art AI and IoT platform its goal is to provide Real Estate Developers & Enterprises with the ability to offer next generation Space that will improve productivity, reduce operational cost & offer conveniences to the end users that make every day for people using them effective and memorable. Please visit www.smartenspaces.com.

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