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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

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…

June 15, 2021

SECURITY

How SASE helped an Asian conglomerate deal with digital complexity

Conglomerates have many advantages when it comes to operational efficiencies given their scale. In the years gone by, it is the conglomerates that raced past competitors to build colossal businesses driven in large part by their ability to leverage their scale. However, in the digital era, with businesses…

June 8, 2021

SECURITY

How an Asian bank modernized its network and security with SASE

Asia’s financial services market is quite sophisticated. Policy makers, regulators and customers have pushed banks, even the most traditional ones, to constantly optimize their digital infrastructure and securely deliver better experiences. In the past year, the pace of change in the digital…

June 1, 2021

CLOUD

If you rely on the cloud, focus on converging your SASE investments

The cloud is driving an inherent architectural shift in the way networking and security services are being consumed by our customers. In today’s hybrid environment, with remote work being the norm and customers demanding application-based services, cloud services are critical. This is driving…

May 28, 2021

INNOVATION

Stevie Award shows innovation and customer excellence are in our DNA

Innovation and customer excellence go hand in hand; you can’t pursue one without the other. While innovation typically involves cutting edge technology and out of the box thinking, it starts with seeing a customer problem and finding a way to support them in a way that is simple yet efficient. A focus…

May 25, 2021

CLOUD

Moving to hybrid workspaces? It’s time to give smart buildings a thought

Companies are beginning to realize that in this digital age their physical spaces generate an enormous amount of data. They also understand that harnessing this data can not only bring their workspaces to life but also enable them to leverage technology to make administration simpler, reduce operating…