Sielen Namdar

Industry Solutions Leader

Cities and Communities

Sielen Namdar, PE is an Industry Solutions Executive with Cisco’s Connected Cities & Communities. She brings tremendous passion for the digital transformation of physical infrastructure and works with public and private agencies to help operate/maintain/manage their facilities more efficiently leveraging IoT/data analytics. Sielen is currently leading Cisco’s Global Smart Water Strategy, including developing Go-to-Market solutions working with a strong network of ecosystem partners and teams.

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 is now serving as a Leadership Tomorrow Coach working with the LT class of 2020.


February 25, 2021


Smart Water: Digitizing Water Utilities for Resilience and Efficiency

For water utilities, the need to embed resilience and to improve efficiency to better protect public health is a constant. Find out how digitization is meeting the challenge.

July 9, 2020


Critical Infrastructure and Cybersecurity in a New Age

Security is critically important for critical infrastructure systems. Now more than ever, is the time for cyber resilience to protect the safety and well-being of our countries and communities.

September 10, 2019


Smart water making a splash

Many water utilities are getting ready to embark on their own smart water expedition. They may wonder where to start. The key is to get started no matter how small and build the foundation to expand smart water use cases based on most critical needs.