Faiz Alam

Founder and Lead Consultant, Smart Network and Smart Transportation

Leads Smart Network, a low TCO and low carbon footprint wireless infrastructure connecting smart cities over Gigabit network. Additionally responsible for Smart Transportation, an affordable solution enabling congestion free and fast transportation based on integrated infrastructure of renewable energy, EV industry, Banks and Municipality in a sustainable eco-system using ICT and mobile apps.

  • MBA in Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses from Bologna Business School, Bologna, Italy.
  • MSc in Mobile and High Speed Telecommunication Networks from Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK.
  • Over 14 years of experience in entrepreneurship, strategic consulting, successful initiation, execution and delivery of world class projects in a diverse range of telecom technologies.
  • Founder of The NetCity, the first cloud based, solar powered WiFi network.
Thomas Senn

Lead Consultant, Smart Power

Leads Smart Power, delivering innovative IoT based solutions for Smart Grid. Responsible for major solar and wind power projects, from initial RFI to final design, dimensioning and financial model. Specialise in migration of telecom sites from grid/generator based to solar/wind powered. Also working on a new single-box, off-grid solar solution for roof-top. Thomas is based in Zurich, Switzerland.

  • MBA in Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses from Bologna Business School, Bologna, Italy.
  • MSc in Physics from the Swiss Institute of Technology EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Over 10 years of experience in consulting, requirement analysis, technological integration and business processes.
  • Designed, implemented and supported numerous solutions for public administrations, energy production and industrial engineering companies.
Valentina Van Dusen

Lead Consultant, Sustainable Operations

Leads Sustainable Operations, advising corporates, not only to reduce carbon footprint, but also bring in efficiency, operational excellence and cost reduction. Valentina is based in Mexico City, Mexico.

  • MBA in Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses from Bologna Business School, Bologna, Italy.
  • Industrial Designer from Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, México. 
  • Currently providing consultancy on sustainable businesses for social impact in South East México.
  • Founder of VVDB, design agency specialized in space optimization. 
Unnayan Thakur

Lead Consultant, Public Relations

Unnayan is helping SmartHind plant and grow the awareness about Sustainability amongst decision makers, public and private organisations, academics and society in general. Unnayan is based in New Delhi, India.

  • MBA in Brand Management from University of Northampton, UK.
  • Masters in Public Relations from Himachal University and Bachelors in Economy from Delhi University.
  • 10 years of experience in Corporate Communication, Cross Cultural Customer Relationship Management, Brand Management & Strategy, Communication Strategy, Social Media Strategy, Business Development, Human Resource Management and Business Processes.
Deanna D’Alfonso

Lead Consultant, Marketing & Branding

Responsible for strategic marketing and branding initiatives for all Smart City projects. Deanna is based in New York City, USA.

  • MBA from Bologna Business School, in Bologna, Italy.
  • BA in Communication & Marketing from SUNY at Buffalo.
  • Professional Certificate in Marketing Strategy & Branding from NYU.
  • Involved in several international consulting projects concerning sustainable food & wine production and commerce.
Mani Shanker Pandey

Lead Consultant, ICT Applications

Leads ICT application design, development and deployment for Smart City. Currently representing SmartHind in conferences, seminars, and presentation in various educational institutes. Mani is based in Ahmedabab, India.

  • MBA in Marketing & IT from Indian School of Business Management.
  • Over 8 years of Experience in IT Services, Business Development, Project Management & corporate communication.
  • Founder of MAT Consultants & Bhoomi Digital Apps.
Charity Mubangizi

Lead Consultant, Corporate Social Responsibility

Leads CSR, helping corporates measure, account and report the ESE impacts of their activities. Charity is based in Kampala, Uganda.

  • MBA in Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses from Bologna Business School, Bologna, Italy.
  • Master of Engineering in Energy and Environmental Management from University of Flensburg, Germany.
  • Over 6 years of experience in energy policy, design of appropriate energy technologies, renewable energy, and climate change effects and mitigation, and Environmental Impact Assessments of energy projects.
  • Assessed potential impacts and proposed mitigation measures for hydro-power dam projects, oil and gas projects, recommended appropriate energy technologies based on analysis of resource based assessment.