— Bio —
Sonita Lontoh is a Silicon Valley-based technology executive focusing on Smart Connected Energy and Internet of Things (IoT). In particular, she focuses on how to educate consumers and the general public on the benefits of smart connected energy to help accelerate global adoptions. She is a frequent speaker/contributor on smart energy, technology, and cross-border collaboration and leadership topics and have been published/quoted in publications such as Forbes, Fortune, CNN Money, Time, Reuters, the Huffington Post, MIT Entrepreneurship Review, and several national and internation TV and radio stations.
Lontoh is a professional mentor for the TechWomen program, a U.S. Department of State's women-in-technology initiative spearheaded by former Secretary Hillary Clinton and currently under Secretary John Kerry to implement President Barack Obama’s vision for greater collaboration between the United States and the emerging leaders in the global communities.
Lontoh received the Diaspora Entrepreneurship and Corporate Excellence Award. She also had the opportunity to meet the Indonesian President, Yudhoyono. Lontoh was named a Global Emerging Leader under 40 and has been invited to the White House for a celebration honoring Women Champions of Change.
Sonita Lontoh earned her Master of Engineering degree from MIT, where she was also cross-registered at the Harvard Business School. She holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley.