Mr.R. K. Misra
Center for SMART Cities
Bangalore – INDIA
RK is currently leading the Center for SMART Cities, a knowledge bank and repository of best practices in the areas of planning, designing and managing Smart Cities. Center for SMART Cities has several leading global institutions and organization as its knowledge & technology partners.
RK Misra (RK) is a graduate from IIT Kanpur and a post-graduate from Tokyo University. He is a Fellow of Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Global Leadership Fellow of Aspen Institute, USA.
After graduating from IIT Kanpur (India), he pursued Master of Engineering from Tokyo University, Japan in Urban Planning & Transport Management. He was part of the core team which designed New Tokyo Smart City and it’s SMART Transport System including “Yurikamome” – The driverless Monorailon this man made island SMART CITY in Tokyo Bay, now the most popular office, commercial and shopping district of Tokyo.
RK returned to India in 1995. HE founded Tenet Technologies, Tenet Telecom & Tenet Retail with business spanning US, Europe & Japan.
In 2005, on turning 40, he decided to leave the corporate world to engage with the issues of Public Policy & Governance to fulfill his long held desire to make a difference through ‘Good Governance & Inclusive Development’.
In 2006, he founded SAHYOG – Indian Council for Public Private Partnership. RK’s focus areas are “Revival of Urban Centers as Economic Growth Engines” and to provide “Livelihood Opportunities for Rural Poor”.