Yasser Helmy

Head of Smart and Connected Communities for Cisco in Asia Pacific

Yasser Helmy is the Head of Smart and Connected Communities for Cisco in Asia Pacific. He joined Cisco in 2005 for the creation of the Connected Real Estate business in Dubai and was a founding member of the global Smart+Connected initiative at Cisco. Yasser has extensive experience in Smart City projects on five continents including Dubai, Sao Paolo, Barcelona, Nice, Jaipur, and Adelaide. He is on a personal mission to bridge the gap between technology and community under the mantra: “Sensors do not live in cities, people live in cities!”

Prior to joining Cisco, Yasser held business development and leadership roles with Hewlett-Packard, Fastlane, and SITA.

A global citizen in mind and soul, Yasser is an Egyptian-born German citizen who has lived in seven countries on four continents. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Engineering and speaks four languages fluently. In January 2018, Yasser relocated from Munich to Singapore with his wife and 9-year old son. His passion is to explore and experience the world’s many fascinating cultures, cuisines, and landscapes.