Renil Paramel, CEO and co-founder of Strategy of Things, is a smart city and innovation practitioner, strategist and thought leader. Renil helps cities, communities and businesses become smarter, more responsive and resilient through innovation, science and strategy. His recent smart cities work includes the development and operationalization of a smart region strategy for a county; the creation, launch and operationalization of a county innovation lab; connected streetlight strategy for a regional utility company; and design and construction of a smart corridor in Silicon Valley. Renil is actively involved with the NIST GCTC wireless, smart buildings and smart regions superclusters; a former mentor to the US Department of Energy's IMPEL program at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab pairing laboratory scientists with industry entrepreneurs; and the Telecom Industry Association Smart Buildings working group.
Renil brings 25 years of hands on innovation planning, strategy, management and implementation. Prior to Strategy of Things, Renil served a Vice President of Consulting at Gartner. He also was a management consultant at Accenture and Deloitte for several years. Renil holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computers from the University of Mumbai and a MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.