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Renil Paramel
Senior Partner at Strategy of Things


Renil is a co-founder and Senior Partner at Strategy of Things, a Silicon Valley-based innovation firm that brings science, breakthrough strategies and disruptive digital technologies to help cities become smarter, safer, and more responsive and resilient. He co-developed San Mateo County’s (USA) smart region strategy, created and launched its innovation lab (SMC Labs), and completed a smart streetlight strategy for a major regional utility company.

Renil has over 22 years of experience, including 20 years of professional consulting experience serving clients in Business and IT divisions of various Fortune companies. Prior to Strategy of Things, Renil was a Vice President with Gartner and worked for both Accenture’s and Deloitte’s IT strategy practices.

Renil is a member of Telecom Industry Association Smart Buildings working group defining standards and framework for a smart buildings certification program. He is also a member of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) Wireless Supercluster, Smart Building Action Cluster and Smart Region Collaborative. Renil also served as one of four industry mentors to the US Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, pairing industry leaders with national laboratory researchers. He recently co-authored the Municipal IoT Network Blueprint as part of the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) GCTC Wireless Supercluster.

Renil holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from the University of Mumbai and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh with focus on Marketing and Systems.

Agenda Sessions

  • Working Group 3: Innovative Approaches in Bridging the Community Connectivity Digital Divide