Asian Hall of Fame – Class of 2017

Silicon Valley Executive, State Department TechWomen

Sonita Lontoh is Vice President of Strategic Markets at Siemens, Digital Grid, and a technology executive with expertise in the Internet of Things (IoT), ‘Smart’ Connected Energy/Devices, and Green Technology. Her work addresses the intersection of technology, policy, and business models. She focuses on societal benefits and global cross-collaborations on innovation, human capital and leadership development.

Previously, Lontoh was an executive at Trilliant and PG&E Corporation, and she was also a management consultant at the strategy consulting firm Bain & Company.  She spent a few years as a technology entrepreneur.

Lontoh was invited by the White House to speak at President Obama’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley and to attend a celebration for AAPI Women Champion of Change. She was also invited by former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to a roundtable to discuss global energy transformation issues.

Lontoh is a selection committee member and mentor for TechWomen, a U.S. Department of State’s women-in-technology initiative originally launched by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and for Endeavor, the global high-impact entrepreneurship nonprofit. She is a co-founder and chair of the board of the Indonesian Diaspora Foundation and a co-founder and Executive Director of the Silicon Valley Asia Technology Alliance.

Lontoh has contributed to and appeared in the World Economic Forum, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, NBC, Reuters, BBC, TIME, Bloomberg and other respected publications. She is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the University of California, Berkeley.