Daniel Obodovski

Co-Founder, SCALE SD

Daniel is Founder and CEO of The Silent Intelligence, a boutique strategy & management consulting company, focused on IOT & digital transformation.

Prior to starting The Silent Intelligence, Daniel worked as Director of Business Development at Qualcomm Inc. Daniel has extensive background in new business incubation and technology commercialization. Throughout his career at Qualcomm, Daniel led commercialization and market launch of multiple businesses, many originated as R&D concepts. He did his first Smart City project in 2009 with MIT SenseableCity Lab, TrashTrack, which later received a NSF data visualization award. In 2011, Daniel co-founded and co-chaired Machine-to-Machine Special Interest Group at CommNexus (currently EvoNexus) San Diego.

After leaving Qualcomm in 2013, Daniel co-authored “The Silent Intelligence: the Internet of Things”, one of the first books about an upcoming technology revolution, which the following year became a top 10 book on technology and investing on Amazon.

Tuesday, April 16
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm • Practical Progress to Propel Smart Cities (P3s): Partnership Lessons from the Front Linesstage
Given tight municipal budgets and political concerns about large investments in new technologies, public private partnerships provide a novel solution. P3s allow cities to access the technologies needed to build a smart city foundation while partnering with a private sector or nonprofit partner to assume the financial risks. Learn from financial officials and public sector leaders who have successfully built P3s and who share their pitfalls and strategies for success.