Sielen Namdar, PE is a Global Industry Executive with Cisco’s Cities & Communities team, and leads Cisco’s Global Digital Water Business. She also serves as the Chair of the Americas Partnership Group for Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN), a global organization dedicated to accelerating digital adoption for water utilities. Sielen works with water/wastewater customers to help them build more resilient systems and operate and maintain their facilities more efficiently leveraging IoT/data analytics.

Prior to joining Cisco in 2018, Sielen spent 20 years at Jacobs Engineering (legacy CH2M) developing industry sector partnerships and facilitation of complex cross-business multidisciplinary teams to implement innovative and sustainable solutions for water, transportation, and energy customers. She also co-founded CH2M’s Smart Cities Initiative, developing state-of-the-art solutions in collaboration with agencies, technology leaders, and partners. Sielen holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington. She is a graduate of Seattle’s premier Leadership Tomorrow (LT) program, a civic leadership organization focused on exploring strategies for positive change that cross sectors and silos to foster healthy communities. Sielen has served as a Seattle Leadership Tomorrow coach and mentor working with the LT class of 2020. She also serves as a judge for Cisco’s Global Problem Solvers program.