Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Siemens Digital Grid
Sonita Lontoh is Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Siemens Digital Grid. She is a technology executive focusing on the Internet of Things (IoT), 'Smart' Connected Energy/Devices and Green Technology. Her work addresses the intersection of technology, business models and policy in smart grids and IoT. In particular, she focuses on societal benefits and global cross-collaborations on innovation, human capital and leadership development. Prior, Lontoh was an executive at Trilliant and at PG&E Corporation. Earlier in her career, she was a management consultant at the strategy consulting firm Bain & Company and spent a few years as a technology entrepreneur.
Lontoh has been invited by the White House to speak at President Barack Obama’s Global Innovation Summit and to attend an event honoring AAPI Women Champions of Change. She has also been recognized by and invited to meet with former Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and current Secretary of State John Kerry. She is a selection committee member and mentor for TechWomen, a U.S. Department of State's women-in-technology initiative. Additionally, she is a co-founder and Executive Director of the Silicon Valley Asia Technology Alliance (SVATA).
Lontoh has spoken at, contributed to, and appeared in the World Economic Forum, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, NBC, Reuters, BBC, TIME, Bloomberg and other respected publications.
Sonita earned her Master of Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), her MBA in Strategy and Marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and her B.S. in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.