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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

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…

May 18, 2021

CLOUD

The platform era: How an Asian OTT player built ‘everything’ on the cloud

We live in a digital world where anything can be built, deployed, and run on the cloud, instantly. The pandemic has made us all realize the importance of this capability and underscored the importance of building infrastructure to support it. Think of all of the largest players in the world. They’re…

May 11, 2021

CLOUD

What cloud success looks like for one of Asia’s largest banks

Financial service institutions, especially banks, are bound by regulations and responsibilities and mired in legacy infrastructure, both of which make it difficult for them to adopt new technology. Over the past couple of years, with fintech companies and neobanks competing for a share of the market,…

May 4, 2021

CLOUD

Observability is the key to unlocking value in your cloud journey

On the face of it, the cloud isn’t new. The technology has been around for nearly a decade and companies have had plenty of opportunity to understand and leverage it. However, it is also true that the cloud has evolved since it first became available; the pace of change has been more significant in the past…

April 13, 2021

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Need a secure agile infrastructure to support your hybrid workforce? Think SASE.

Business leaders are building resilient enterprises to keep their operations running smoothly and their staff engaged, whether in the office, on the field, or at home. The key to their success lies in keeping their infrastructure fluid, agile, and secure. From an operations perspective, think of…