Aarti Tandon leads Smart City Expo Atlanta, the only U.S. edition of Fira Barcelona’s Smart City Expo World Congress. Currently, and as the former Executive Director of Smart Cities New York, Ms. Tandon has convened presidents, over 50+ global mayors, leading NGOs, CEOs, and top industry innovators on how to build inclusive economies by harnessing the $1.6 trillion global smart city marketplace. She is a member of the G20 Global Smart City Alliance at World Economic Forum (WEF).
Ms. Tandon is a seasoned lawyer, film producer, and human rights advocate who, in 2008 secured a Commutation from President George W. Bush for the early release of a client serving a 14-year federal prison sentence. She is a graduate of Emory University (B.A., International Studies) and the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law (J.D.) where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Moot Court Honor Society.