Meet Anitha Vadavatha

By January 20, 2020 General

Director of Smart Cities and Sustainable Development at CLC Global Advisors
Impact Investing – Disruptive Technology – Philanthropy

Anitha is deeply engaged at the intersection of science, technology, innovation, and business that is driving automation and Fourth Industrial revolution. At CLC Global Advisors (CLC), an advisory firm with offices in New York City and Miami, she is part of the task force bringing impact investing, disruptive technologies, and philanthropic initiatives to smart city and sustainable development. With a guiding principle of “Capital with a Conscience”, CLC helps drive transformation to global institutions, foundations, family offices, funds, technology and development clients.

Besides, Anitha is an exponential technologies advisor, founder of d.Cent Labs, ExO (Exponential Organization) Consultant, and an alumna of Singularity University (SU) and was a consulting Advisor to Aegis Custody. Named ‘Top Ten Frontier Women’ in connection with Decade of Women by United Nations-Fifth Element Group in partnership with Thomson Reuters & Morning Star. Previously she led India China America Institute, a research organization focused on the tri-lateral relationship of the three largest consumer economies and emerging markets. Her career spans a couple of decades with Fortune 100 corporate, 3 tech startups and management consulting in Financial Services, Technology & Non-Profit sectors in the US and India.

She advises and mentors AI, Bio-Healthcare, Blockchain companies at SU Ventures, SU Smart City accelerator, California Life Sciences Institute, MIT Media Lab Emerging Worlds and GSV Labs. A global speaker and often invited to contribute on science, technology, innovation and SDGs at UNGA, REDX, Geeks Without Frontiers, International Congress on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and HOPE Global Forum. Anitha is a member of FinTech Core, an independent global group that advises state of Andhra Pradesh in India on Smart Cities, especially in fostering the city of Vizag to become a leading Fintech hub. Anitha serves on the Advisory board of Kalpana Chawla Scholarship for innovation, entrepreneurship & space at the ISU. Was nominated for ABC 40 under 40 and a recipient of Outstanding Leadership award from the World Affairs Council of Atlanta.