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.


October 24, 2023


How secure networking modernized a massive hospital network

In the digital age, security has been a top concern for healthcare leaders – especially with malicious agents and bad actors constantly looking to steal data, stall operations, and sabotage hospital facilities for financial payouts. It’s why many of the large healthcare facilities in the world have…

October 3, 2023


Your network is your first line of defense in the hybrid world

In today’s hybrid world, users and the apps they love have evolved. People aren’t tied to their desks and apps don’t necessarily live in data centers – technology has helped break this static relationship – bringing a new-era of hybrid environment. Today’s users and applications reside and operate…

September 12, 2023


The Green Runway: Transforming Airports into Sustainable Technology Hubs

Domestic and international air traffic, for passenger and freight, have been soaring. Whether we compare with numbers from 2019 or 2021, the burden on airports has been increasing year on year. Most of these facilities act as ultra-efficient hubs and tightly integrate with the global aviation ecosystem…

August 15, 2023


Why use ethernet to power your AI and ML workloads

Every company is looking to leverage AI and ML to harness their data, accelerate their digital transformation, and drive differentiation in their business that leads to a better experience for every customer, partner, and employee. Over the past decade, the computing power needed to make this possible…

July 6, 2023


The cloud plays a major role in securely operationalizing OT infrastructure

In today’s world, almost every department in an organization manages some part of their workload on the cloud. The one department that didn’t fully leverage the cloud until now was ‘operations’, especially the teams in factories and facilities looking after production – but that has to change. One…

May 30, 2023


How next-generation metro commuting experiences are being architected

The biggest challenge for most metro travellers is that they do not get the ‘always on’ seamlessly connectivity on board. The current experience is one with buffering, lags, and interruptions as they try to stream movies, scroll social media feeds, or join a video conference call on the go. Today’s…

Reimagining a smart campus to enable new learning experiences

As organizations across the globe embrace hybrid work it is having a knock-on effect, especially on educational institutions as they train the next generation workforce. Universities, especially, are rethinking the learning and campus experience for students and staff alike so they are able to…

April 3, 2023


Why power and ethernet – the 1st and 4th utilities – are converging

Power is known as the 1st utility and ethernet is known as the 4th utility. Their convergence led to the birth of Universal Power over Ethernet (UPoE). UPoE is a decade-old technology that has been evolving slowly to meet the needs of modern offices. For those building new hybrid spaces or upgrading decades…

March 1, 2023


How a large ANZ healthcare provider is becoming more digitally resilient

The healthcare industry is often seen as lagging when it comes to adopting technology. In this new era, embracing digital is one of the best ways to give patients better care and more value. It’s why some of the leading healthcare providers and governments around the world are accelerating their digital…