INDU B. SINGH, Ph. D.
President & CEO Planet Defense LLC
Dr. Singh is an internationally recognized Technology and Business Management executive known for his significant contributions in systems engineering, smart city, cyber security, geospatial intelligence and Access and Identity Management, business and investment strategy, acquisition, and systems integration. He has over 25 years of experience in public and private sector. He has been successful in building multiple businesses in the U.S. He has significant experience in developing and delivering international business services on behalf of leading U.S. companies such as General Dynamics, Deloitte Consulting and BearingPoint (KPMG), Inc. in the last 15 years.
Dr. Singh is President and CEO of Planet Defense LLC based in Washington DC. Most recently he served as Senior Director in the Intelligence Services Division of General Dynamic Information Technology (GDIT). Prior to this Dr. Singh was Vice President and Head of Washington DC operations for Los Alamos Technical Associates (LATA). Dr. Singh also served as Executive Director of LATA’s Global Institute for Security and Training (GIST) which he founded in 2012. Prior to joining LATA, Dr. Singh served as Director and Managing Partner in Federal Government Services at Deloitte Consulting LLC where he managed Systems Engineering and Security Practice. At BearingPoint, Inc. (formerly KPMG Consulting), Dr. Singh was a Managing Director and Partner and operated his global practice in Systems Engineering, Security and IT Transformation. BearingPoint was acquired by Deloitte Consulting in 2009.
He has significant business and technology management experience with proven P&L track record. Dr. Singh founded three mid-size high tech companies and served as President and CEO. In 1998, he became a founding shareholder of an Internet company working primarily with financial houses such as Centennial Fund, Chase Fund and others, and took the company public within two years. His business and consulting experience includes management and technical consulting, smart city, cyber and network security, telecommunications and IT, large-scale project management, managing technology companies, domestic and international business development, mergers and acquisition, turn-around, investment capital, and strategic partnership in domestic and international environment. Dr. Singh has executed engineering, security and IT business in 49 countries and has traveled to 81 countries. He has extensive experience in working in the GCC and other Middle Eastern countries as well as in Europe.
He is a hands-on executive with strategic thinking and business operations experience. Dr. Singh’s management consulting approach combines technical, organizational, and strategic management principles to create an effective and productive organization.
Dr. Singh is world’s leading expert on Cybersecurity as well as on Smart and Safe City. He has published 6 books and his most recent books are entitled Cyber Defense: A Cyber Security Primer published by Springer Press in November 2015 and the Safe City: Living Free in a Dangerous World, published in 2013. His new book: The Smart City: Connected, Secure and Prosperous, will be published by Springer Press in 2018.
Prior to joining the business world, Dr. Singh served as a professor at Rutgers University. He also served as Adjunct Professor at Kogod School of Business at American University and School of Business at George Washington University.
He is a US citizen and resides in McLean, Virginia with his family.