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Daniel Obodovski CEO at The Silent Intelligence


Daniel is Founder and CEO of The Silent Intelligence, a boutique strategy & management consulting company, focused on IOT & digital transformation.

Prior to starting The Silent Intelligence, Daniel worked as Director of Business Development at Qualcomm Inc. Daniel has extensive background in new business incubation and technology commercialization. Throughout his career at Qualcomm, Daniel led commercialization and market launch of multiple businesses, many originated as R&D concepts. He did his first Smart City project in 2009 with MIT SenseableCity Lab, TrashTrack, which later received a NSF data visualization award. In 2011, Daniel co-founded and co-chaired Machine-to-Machine Special Interest Group at CommNexus (currently EvoNexus) San Diego.

After leaving Qualcomm in 2013, Daniel co-authored “The Silent Intelligence: the Internet of Things”, one of the first books about an upcoming technology revolution, which the following year became a top 10 book on technology and investing on Amazon.

Over the years Daniel advised dozens of startups, including Lumedyne Technologies, which was acquired by Google in 2014.

In 2016 Daniel raised funds and organized the first San Diego Smart City hackathon, focused on the Climate Action Plan and bringing together the City of San Diego, UCSD, FabLab, CleanTech along with multiple corporate partners, including Qualcomm, Teradata, Itron, SDG&E and many others. The hackathon was one of the first ones to utilize real city data in transportation, energy, water, parking – over 500 data sets. The event attracted hundreds of young engineers and entrepreneurs and was widely covered by press.

Inspired by the success of the hackathon and having passion for smart city solutions, together with a group of investors Daniel co-founded SCALE San Diego (Smart Cities Accelerator, Labs + Environment)

Prior to joining Qualcomm and moving to San Diego in 2004, Daniel was Director of Strategic Marketing & Business Development at Motorola Germany. Daniel holds an MBA degree from the University of South Carolina/Vienna University of Economics, as well as a Master’s degree from the Moscow State Lomonosov University.

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