As leader of Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Smart cities and mobility business, Hardik is helps state and local governments become more efficient and effective with the optimum use of cloud and associated technologies. Prior to AWS, Hardik was the Secretary of Innovation & Technology and CIO for the State of Illinois. Hardik has also been the CIO for the City of Chicago. Between his two public service positions, he worked as a senior director for Cisco, where he led global business development for Cisco’s Smart Cities and IoT businesses, working in 40 global cities in 19 countries. He has also worked for Oracle Corporation and Tata Consultancy Services during the early part of his career.