Praveen Ashok serves as the Senior Technical Program Manager at US Ignite and brings with him strong experience in technology, operations & project/program management working across the private, government, academic, utilities and not-for-profit sectors. At US Ignite, he works with cities and industries to create a unified, robust framework for open data platforms to facilitate ease in data sharing.
Prior to US Ignite, Praveen was a Technology & Innovation fellow at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Technology & Innovation, where he worked along with the CTO of NYC in formulating the region’s smart city strategies and IOT guidelines and participated in breakthrough innovative projects such as framing architecture to map IOT devices using device fingerprinting.
From 2016 to 2018, he was a lead researcher working on a Con-Edison grant to pre-emptively detect leaks in gas distribution using artificial intelligence and machine learning. He also co-taught classes to graduate & undergraduate students at the Urban Infrastructure Institute at New York University.
Prior to this, in India, Praveen worked as a Senior Design Engineer at Larsen & Toubro and was responsible for engineering, design, and research for smart cities projects. He successfully led and delivered large-scale automation projects and was responsible for overall operations, engineering, commissioning, and project management.
Praveen holds a master’s degree in Urban Systems from New York University and was commended as a Graduate Scholar.