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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

September 20, 2022

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Building A South Asian Banking Super App

Over the last decade, the pace of change in South Asia has been phenomenal. From reaping the demographic dividend, to leveraging a rapidly growing network of mobile and internet connections, to helping individuals see technology as an enabler – the region has certainly levelled-up. One of the milestones…

August 23, 2022

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Why financial executives looking to drive digital focus on uptime and availability

No executive in the financial services business wants to be in a position where their customers yearn to do something digitally but cannot. Be it opening an account, compliance with prevailing know your customer (KYC) guidelines, executing a transaction, generating a report, or even communicating…

August 16, 2022

EDUCATION

Using technology to securely transform the education sector in one of Asia’s largest economies

The education sector needs technology just as much as anyone else in the world. It gives students the flexibility to learn on-demand, creates opportunities for inter-departmental and inter-university collaboration, allows the creation of shared databases to house important research documents,…

August 2, 2022

RETAIL

Empowering retail growth in Asia with the right security capabilities

The pandemic put a temporary dampener on sales at brick-and-mortar stores, but they’re back with a bang as countries start to open and economic activities start to pick up. However, that’s not the only change that’s happening there. Retail executives are looking for ways to enable hybrid work where…

July 5, 2022

CYBERSECURITY

For oil & gas companies, cybersecurity is a national imperative

Oil & Gas companies around the world have recently fallen victim to ransomware, malware, and other cyber threats. At first glance, it looks like these events are financially motivated because of the millions of dollars the hackers make when they get the better of these companies. However, the…

June 28, 2022

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

The executive leader’s playbook to achieving their sustainability goals

Technology is the building block of today’s organizations. Whether it’s the network that connects its people, the datacenters that store the information generated or captured by its assets, the workspaces that house its people, or the software that keeps workflows smooth, everything is driven…

Logistics leader leverages digital investments to become employer of choice

Logistics companies around the world faced an uphill battle during the pandemic – but it also accelerated their learning curve for all things digital. One of the most prominent logistics players in the Asia Pacific region, who leveraged their relationship with Cisco to transform their network during…

April 26, 2022

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Securely realizing the ‘zero hardware footprint’ vision in the hybrid work era

IT service providers (ITSPs) have made a name for themselves helping customers in every industry make the transition to digital. Over the past decade, they’ve seen double digit growth, hit trillion-dollar revenue targets, and continue to make headway as a catalyst to the world’s demand for digital…

April 12, 2022

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Borderless SASE architecture unlocks IT service providers’ talent pools to work securely from anywhere

Born just a few decades ago, IT service providers (ITSPs) have powered the digital transformation agendas of leading organizations in key industries across the world ranging from financial services to pharmaceuticals, healthcare, retail, or even defense. To serve these organizations, ITSPs…