Rama Budampati is a Senior Director at Pentair leading the Global Innovation Center for Smart Products & IoT, responsible for developing next-gen IoT based products, solutions and services for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Prior to this role, he was leading the global engineering & technology organization for Pentair’s Flow Technologies business segment. Before joining Pentair, he held various engineering management, strategy and innovation leadership roles at Ingersoll-Rand, Andersen and Honeywell. His experience spans strategy & innovation, new product development, business development, commercialization, product management, program management, R&D, team leadership and globalization. He holds 30 patents and served as technical editor for industrial standards, and technical publications and books, and received the Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.