Sumit Chowdhury

Entrepreneur | Business Leader | Author


The Founder and Chairman of Gaia, Sumit is a global thought leader and CXO in the field of Asset Performance Management, AI, Smart Cities, Telecom and Information Analytics.

He was the President of Reliance Jio, Vice President of IBM, CIO of Reliance Communications, and Managing Partner of KPMG. He focuses on technology-based transformation in businesses.

Sumit has served in business and technology leadership roles in consulting companies across US, Australia & India. He was the CEO & Founder of Gaia Smart Cities, an M2M/IoT company focused on telecom & ICT solutions for smart cities. He is also the technical advisor of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India.

He is the author of a bestselling career management book Rules of the Game: Discover, Learn, Invent the Art of Speeding up Your Career (2014). 

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

US Information Week Global CIO-50 named Sumit as one of the ‘TOP 50 CIOs of the World’, 2009. He has also received ‘CTO of the Year’ by CTO Forum in 2007 and 2009, ‘Pioneer CIO’ by CIOL Dataquest in 2009, ‘CO Fame of Hall’ by IDG Media in 2009, ‘IDC Enterprise Innovation Award’ in 2009. Sumit also received the ‘Visionary Award’ from Symantec in 2007.

Why Sumit Chowdhury ?

Sumit is a Visiting Faculty at Carnegie Mellon University (USA). He was the Program Director of ‘The Swachh Bharat Mission’ and an IT Expert for several Smart Cities projects. He is an advisor for the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) (2015- 2022) and was also the consulting CTO of Brookfield Properties in India (2019-2020).

Sumit funds as well as mentors entrepreneurs in areas like M2M, IoT and Smart Cities by serving as an independent director for companies.

With over 150 talks given till date, covering a variety of topics, Sumit is one of the most sought after motivational speakers. He addresses events, conferences, and training programs and his audience to enhance productivity and fast-track their careers. He is also a speaker on the TEDx platform.

Popular Speaking Topics:

  • Management and Leadership
  • Technology
  • Career and Management Ideas
  • Entrepreneurship

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