hivakumar Mathapathi is the Team Lead for the Global City Team Challenge hosted by National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST -USA). Shivakumar has over 25 years of experience in product development, design and faculty. He is a seasoned technologist, instructor and practitioner on the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) course with extensive experience as lead faculty, lab-practice and mentorship in executing smart city, smart agriculture, assisted living and other IoT related projects. He has designed study programs and academic syllabi for the IoT course, a master's curriculum (4 units) taught at Santa Clara University and California Polytechnic State University. He was the instructor for IoT course at California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo (part of California State University) and also led senior design team to design and develop IoT cloud platforms needed for smart city. Shivakumar is the Co-Founder and CTO of Dew Mobility, California.