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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

February 8, 2023

HEALTHCARE

How an Australian healthcare provider is reimagining its’ community’s future

Cisco recently had the opportunity to work with a large hospital network in Victoria, Australia. This network has more than 15 hospitals and clinics that service one of the largest geographical areas of any metropolitan health service in Victoria. They provide a range of specialist services to…

January 17, 2023

INNOVATION

A peek into the digital infrastructure underneath PSA’s port of the future

One of the world’s busiest seaports has committed to becoming the world’s most advanced – and they are relying on transformative digital infrastructure to make it happen. PSA’s vision for the intelligent port of the future includes nearly doubling capacity using cutting-edge technologies such…

November 23, 2022

NETWORKING

How retail outlets deliver predictive experiences

As consumers, we demand cutting-edge digital experiences whether we’re shopping, banking, or ordering a meal – and it’s all built on modern-day networks. Networks drive applications, empower consumers, and enable business workflows. It truly is an invisible technology fabric that brings magical…

October 25, 2022

NETWORKING

SD-WAN: The new-age network for organizations living in the new-normal

There’s been a significant shift in how organizations operate. They’ve migrated to the cloud, adopted a multitude of SaaS applications, and the life of their data extends beyond their data centers. Having seen success with ‘working from home’, these organizations are preparing a ‘return to work’…

October 18, 2022

MANUFACTURING

EV makers need new-age, technology-first manufacturing solutions

From the outside, an electric vehicle (EV) looks just like a gas-powered vehicle. But it’s not. Under the chassis, there are differences – an electric car typically has lighter parts, uses no spark plug, and has no need for many of the heavy mechanical components typically found in a gas-powered vehicle.…

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…