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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.

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October 12, 2021

COLLABORATIONS

Companies looking to up their customer experience game must learn from the public sector

In the past, the public sector looked up to the private sector for innovation and cutting-edge technology. The single-most important global event of 2020 forced public sector leaders to think outside the box to enable remote work and serve their communities, while protecting staff and optimizing…

October 5, 2021

CLOUD

Consumer goods conglomerate sees value in leapfrogging to the cloud

In the new normal, businesses need applications that are quick, work seamlessly from anywhere, support customers and employees no matter what network or device they use, and deliver intuitive and user-friendly experiences – all while keeping security front and center at any given moment. To deliver…

September 28, 2021

SECURITY

Protecting pharmaceutical research and standards in the hybrid work era with SASE

Pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical research organizations have always played a critical role in helping us fight disease and keep healthy. Their importance has been further underlined by the pandemic and the speed with which they had to work and develop a vaccine to help the entire human race. However,…

August 31, 2021

NETWORKING

How a social enterprise uses tech to reimagine itself in the new normal

Social enterprises are purpose oriented. They have to be. Leaders and staff in such organizations answer to a higher calling, especially when their purpose is to care for communities that need help to survive and thrive. However, whatever the purpose of an enterprise, social or otherwise, it needs…

August 3, 2021

NETWORKING

Supermarkets going digital need supersized digital infrastructure and security

Technology has transformed how customers can shop for everyday goods. Before the pandemic, Amazon made headlines building the world’s first contactless, unmanned grocery store. Their use of various internet of things (IoT)-powered smart karts and kiosks inspired leaders across the retail industry…

July 27, 2021

SECURITY

How can SASE help the hospitality industry welcome guests in the new era?

It’s no secret that the hospitality industry was significantly affected by the pandemic because it brought both business and leisure travel to a grinding halt and put a stop on conferences across the world. In most cases, hotels did continue to operate, but with limited staff, only to support the needs…

July 13, 2021

SECURITY

The smart manufacturer’s playbook to converging IT and OT security

The manufacturing industry has been resistant to change in the past – but the pandemic forced them to re-think their operations and revisit digitization plans that enabled significant automations. Neglecting to do so wasn’t an option as lockdowns and safety regulations made it impossible to carry…

July 6, 2021

SECURITY

How SASE can bolster your cybersecurity, while minimizing complexity

Over the past two decades, organizations have invested significant resources and time to strengthen their security posture and defend against the growing myriad of threats. However, many leaders are starting to assess whether their organization’s security strategy is sustainable. This is being…

June 22, 2021

COLLABORATIONS

Your collaboration platform can make or break your hybrid work strategy

The pandemic has made it amply clear that working from home is both convenient and efficient. A study published in the Harvard Business Review claimed that knowledge workers are more productive when working from home because they spend up to 12 percent less time in large meetings and up to 9 percent more…