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Vish Iyer

Vice President

Cisco Architectures, APJC

Vish Iyer leads the Architectures business in Asia-Pacific, Japan and China, which includes all the sales, solutions and engineering teams that are part of Cisco’s business units – Enterprise Networks, IoT, Multi-cloud, Data Center, Collaboration, Software, Security and Service Provider business. He is a 27-year veteran of the fast-growing ICT sector having worked extensively in different sales and engineering leadership roles in different geographies with a proven track record to grow business and teams. Vish has led teams that have pioneered world-leading innovations that have solved some of the most complex problems in the region, including mobile transport innovations for 4G mobile broadband services, affordable video platforms for 350 million connected homes in Asia, Pre-integrated API driven Enterprise Service stack for multi-cloud adoption, aspirational portfolio for small & medium businesses, smart city platforms for emerging market cities, and industry-leading contact center solutions with extensible ethnic language support. He is passionate about building high-performing teams, with a relentless focus on innovation and execution-first mindset that delivers sustainable business results for Cisco as well as its customers and partners. Vish is focused on building the next generation of leaders and collaborates with INSEAD School of Business in Singapore, where he’s a frequent speaker in the Emerging Leaders Program for South Asia and India. The joint case studies built through this program are now used extensively on how to build the right products, capabilities and business models to drive fast paced growth and value. Prior to joining Cisco in 1998, Vish worked at HCL Comnet for 5 years as the regional lead for the system integration business in West/South of India. Vish holds a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University. Based in Singapore, Vish is passionate about family, reading, sports and gastronomy.

Articles

April 13, 2021

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Need a secure agile infrastructure to support your hybrid workforce? Think SASE.

Business leaders are building resilient enterprises to keep their operations running smoothly and their staff engaged, whether in the office, on the field, or at home. The key to their success lies in keeping their infrastructure fluid, agile, and secure. From an operations perspective, think of…

March 16, 2021

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Technology helps Thai banks trailblaze their way to a new digital era

When it comes to adopting technology and leveraging it to boost innovation, Thailand’s banking sector may not be the center of attention yet, but it surely is taking giant steps towards becoming one. From selling blockchain-based government savings bonds worth billions, to radically transforming…

March 2, 2021

MANUFACTURING

One distillery’s journey to digital resiliency in the age of the cloud

Producers of beer and spirits have a complicated operational layer, with several breweries and distilleries, multiple consumer brands, and a myriad suppliers and distributors. To connect everything, they need a solid IT fabric built with cloud-based applications. For our client, one of the world…

February 23, 2021

MANUFACTURING

Digitizing, visualizing, and protecting one of the world’s largest copper smelters

Digital twins and the industrial internet of things (IIoT) are cutting-edge technologies that wow manufacturers of all sizes, in all sectors, geographies, and industries. At the core, there are two fundamental building blocks: ‘networking’ all operational technology (OT) assets and real-time…

January 26, 2021

CLOUD

Race past your technical debt with a microservices-powered infrastructure

The goal of digital transformation in this era is to connect tangible and intangible digital systems. Unfortunately, that isn’t always efficient as not all systems are compatible, scalable, and agile. Leaders often refer to this as ‘technical debt’. From a coding specialist’s perspective, and…

December 14, 2020

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Are you playing your part in today’s platform-led digital economy?

Twenty-twenty has accelerated digital transformation manifold and forced a paradigm shift in how businesses and individuals interact and transact. Everything is now digital, everything is now data-driven and intelligent, and by extension, everything is vulnerable if not secured. During Cisco…

October 27, 2020

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Why is cybersecurity a priority for organizations today?

There’s no denying that the new normal has had a major impact on business. In many ways, it has changed or at least forced leaders to revisit the priorities on their digital agenda. Looking at the global economic landscape and market, two things are clear: one, employees will prefer not to return to the…

October 6, 2020

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Why do you need next-gen technology to show the mirror to your digital experiences?

Today’s next normal has established new realities for businesses in every industry. Employees are working from home and will continue to do so into the foreseeable future, customers are discovering, researching, and buying products and services online, and as a result, there’s an increased reliance…

August 18, 2020

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Security in the next normal: Leaders need to think outside the (corporate) box

A majority of staff is now working remotely, using personal devices, on unprotected networks, and often collaborating via unsecured tools. Obviously, this will result in a number of new or increased security threats, across the enterprise. However, the truth is that the distributed enterprise…