Syam Madanapalli

IoT Engineer in Bengaluru, India

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I am an applied scientist and people's manager working to embed the IoT and AI into our lives to democratize the intelligence, potentially making everybody smarter, faster, more productive and better.

I have co-authored a book, received 18 patents, written 8 RFCs at IETF (first to write an IETF draft from India), contributed to various standards and won several awards.

Current Role: Director - IoT Services at NTT Data Services

I build teams and guide them to create IoT solutions for the enterprises by leveraging the internal and partner solutions. I architect, innovate, design, plan and execute the delivery of digital solutions that solve the customer pain points. I think the ability to learn, research, innovate, solve problems and engineer solutions are the keys to delighting the customers and advancing the civilization. In addition, I educate, train and nurture the team continuously to meet the changing demands of the business and the technology evolution.

I am recognized as a Subject Matter Expert for the IoT.

Additional Roles:

Chair of IEEE P1931, Roof Computing WG

Member of IoT Security Task Force, IoT Forum - India

Executive committee member of IEEE Bangalore chapter

Member of IEEE Smart Cities Standards Subcommittee

Member of Technology Working Group at NASSCOM's CoE for IoT

Technology board member at IPv6 Forum, India

Member of IEEE SA - SIG


IoT Thought Leadership Award 2018 by IET

Silver Award for positively impacting the business, Dell 2017

One of India's 100 leading social entrepreneurs by Action for India, 2015

The Most Innovative Product for Smart Switch Design by CII & DST, Govt. of India, 2014

Star Entrepreneur award at Indira International Innovation Summit, 2012

Intellectual Property Creator award for creating the new standards and patents by Samsung, 2004

Performance award for Engineering Excellence for Real-time Object-Oriented Modeling, Metro-Optix, US, 1999

  • Work
    • NTT Data
  • Education
    • NIT Warangal