Dinesh Malkani

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Smarten Spaces

An industry veteran with 26 years of experience, he has held key leadership roles in prominent companies like AT&T, Lucent, Avaya, Jabra, and Cisco. He was President of Cisco India and SAARC from 2014 to 2017. Under him, Cisco significantly grew to over a billion USD. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director for Collaboration with Cisco, President for APJC for Jabra, and Country President of Avaya in Korea and China for a period of 12 years. As the Technical Director for key solutions across APJC for AT&T Lucent and Avaya, he spent three years in research and development (R&D) and built India’s first public voice mail system.

Dinesh is currently a member of Forbes Technology Council, an exclusive platform for senior-level technology executives and a member on the CII National Committee on IT & ITES for the year 2020-2021. Dinesh has also been on the NASSCOM Executive Council and is currently the Learning Chair of YPO Bangalore Chapter, a platform that enables networking with C-level executives. He has a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in computers from Pune University and an MBA from SUNY Buffalo.

Takes part in

  • REwork APAC SummitView Full Event
  • 11:20 - 11:40

    Building a hybrid & digital workplace - 5 best practices from the East and the West

    By Dinesh Malkani Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Smarten Spaces

    Businesses are riding the wave of ongoing uncertainty in building a sustainable workplace model. The best model would be which not only allows them to ramp up and down as needed in the current times but also is future-ready for supporting culture and collaboration. Join us as we share our experience and best practices for Fortune 500 companies transitioning to the workplace of the future.

  • 16:45 - 17:45

    EXPERT BRIEFING for Singapore Delegates: The Future of Work - Creating sustainable hybrid workplace business models

    2:45 to 3:45 PM Singapore Time

    Property owners who are quick to adapt to evolving tenant expectations, who can adapt by de-densify profitably, increase health & safety protocols, and offer new products based on developing digital office needs, will emerge from this period stronger than before. This session involves sharing insights on customer data for the next generation of workforce and changes in technology that will shape our products and projects in the future. We feature a leader and four panelists to kick start audience sharing.

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