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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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February 8, 2022

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Why banks are relying on SASE to prepare them for the hybrid work era

Banks live inside devices in the palms of their customers. They also embrace hybrid work, enabling staff to work anywhere, using any network and device. This is what customers and employees now expect. After all, this is the new normal. Some banks have managed to climb the digital maturity curve quickly,…

January 25, 2022

NETWORKING

How to build super-sized, next-gen campuses that are sustainable from the get-go

Sustainability is no longer an afterthought. It’s the foundational building block, it takes center stage at every meeting today, and is something that policymakers, business leaders, and consumers are all taking seriously. Across the world, businesses are looking for ways to become more sustainable,…

January 19, 2022

NETWORKING

How bankers are using technology to leverage the ‘sports bubble’ concept

Bubbles were first adopted by some of the most popular sports leagues at the height of the pandemic to protect players and to enable them to continue participating in tournaments. The concept has proven effective and allowed fans to enjoy the games, at least via broadcasts for the most part. More importantly,…

December 17, 2021

SECURITY

ธนาคารในเอเชียจะทันสมัยได้อย่างไรกับ SASE

ตลาดบริการทางการเงินในเอเชียค่อนข้างจะซับซ้อน ผู้กำหนดนโยบาย หน่วยงานกำกับควบคุม และลูกค้าสร้างแรงกดดันแก่บรรดาธนาคารทั่วไป แม้แต่ธนาคารที่ก่อตั้งมาอย่างยาวนาน เพื่อให้ธนาคารเหล่านั้นปรับปรุงขีดความสามารถด้านโครงสร้างพื้นฐานดิจิทัลและส่งมอบประสบการณ์ที่ดีขึ้นในแง่ความปลอดภัย…

December 15, 2021

SECURITY

Một ngân hàng ở châu Á đã hiện đại hóa hệ thống mạng và bảo mật với SASE như thế nào

Thị trường dịch vụ tài chính của Châu Á tương đối phức tạp. Các nhà hoạch định chính sách, cơ quan quản lý và khách hàng đã thúc đẩy các ngân hàng, ngay cả những ngân hàng truyền thống nhất, liên tục tối ưu hóa hạ tầng  số và mang đến trải nghiệm tốt hơn một cách an toàn. Trong năm vừa qua, tốc độ thay đổi trong không…

November 30, 2021

INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)

How leading ports are going digital to combat long-term supply chain issues

The growth of e-commerce and the acceleration of global trade in the past eighteen months have exposed the inherent inefficiencies in the shipping & logistics industries. Supply chains, as a result, in all industries have been negatively impacted. While each industry has a role to play in finding…

November 24, 2021

NETWORKING

An observability strategy is key to the success of Asia’s everyday super apps

It’s no secret that businesses across Asia are fascinated with super apps. From Malaysia to Indonesia to India, some of the most prominent brands have invested heavily to create cloud-native apps driven by micro-services architectures, integrating with myriad of APIs, enabling tens of thousands…

November 16, 2021

NETWORKING

What’s driving demand for full stack observability in APAC’s banking community?

The banking community in APAC has a few new victories to celebrate this year – their digital maturity has reached a new high and adoption of digital services, solutions, and platforms among all segments of customers has soared. While there is no doubt that the pandemic has been a catalyst for this shift,…

November 9, 2021

NETWORKING

Is hybrid work complex? Not if policies follow the user

We’re all talking about hybrid work, but are we prepared to handle complexity in a hybrid environment? Cisco helped a variety of customers answer this question based on their specific needs and requirements, deploying a series of solutions to make ‘business as usual’ more flexible and seamless in…