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.


June 14, 2023


It’s time to follow the climate funds! How public funding can support achieving sustainability at scale.

3 min read

Many organizations are not aware of powerful climate laws and the funding associated with them, much less how to secure these funds and drive their sustainability goals. There is an unprecedented opportunity for public and private sector organizations to transform their operations, reduce their emissions, and contribute to the global effort for more sustainable development.

April 27, 2023


Supporting the Sustainability Journey for the Transportation Industry

3 min read

Sustainable transportation plays a key role in the transition to a low-carbon economy. As transportation organizations analyze their impact, they are setting GHG emissions reduction goals and accelerating technologies that support electrification, autonomous vehicles, and mobility as a service. Cisco's transportation solutions help support their sustainability journey.

December 13, 2022


Supporting the Sustainability Journey for the Financial Services Industry

3 min read

Financial institutions are near the center of sustainability solutions and are in a unique position to help accelerate green development. They have tremendous pressure from shareholders, consumers, employees, and regulators to move not only financial services but other industries.

February 25, 2021


Smart Water: Digitizing Water Utilities for Resilience and Efficiency

3 min read

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

5 min read

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

2 min read

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.