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Lakshmi Narayan Rao

Lakshmi Narayan Rao

Lakshmi Narayan Rao

Director & Leader – Digital Transformation Office
India & SAARC

As leader of Digital Transformation initiatives, Lux and his team drive the Digital Transformation (DT) agenda for Cisco and help customers define their digital journey and chart out the Transformation Roadmap across various verticals such as Healthcare, Manufacturing, BFSI, Retail, Smart Cities etc. Cisco is well positioned to lead the charge in digitally enabling organizations across sectors and industries.

Prior to joining Cisco, Lux was the CTO for Enterprise Business and leader for HPE Future Cities’ initiatives. Leading a cross functional team, Lux worked closely with Governments at the Centre & State as also an eco-system of partners to present a compelling value proposition. As a CTO, Lux worked closely with Clients helping them make the journey to a New Style of IT.

Previously, Lux was the Marketing Director for Jamcracker Inc responsible for managing Global Channels. His role involved driving Cloud initiatives for managing Enterprise Cloud migration, devising & driving product marketing

Prior to that Lux was the channel leader for Lotus/WPLC portfolio at IBM South Asia and Business leader for Value Solutions’ portfolio at Canon Singapore.
Lux has over 25 years of experience in multifarious roles spanning IT Hardware & Software Solutions, Sales, Channel Management, Product Management, Product Support, Pre-sales, Competency Development and Customer Service in Organizations such as IBM, Canon & Xerox.

Lux is a regular speaker at Cloud computing conferences and has chaired/moderated several conferences including INTEROP, Cloud Summit, VARIndia Cloud Conferences, Channel Summits, IET SaaS & Cloud conferences,

He has been awarded the prestigious IDC Award for Excellence in Innovation for the year 2015 and best CTO – Digital Transformation for the year 2015-16 by Tech Plus Media. He has also won the coveted “Technology Evangelist for the Year” - an Industry recognition for three years in a row.

Lux is an Electronics & Communication Engineer besides holding a PG in System Analysis & Design from Bangalore University and an MBA specializing in Marketing & Finance from Manipal University.

He is a Technology adviser in several start up communities including T-Hub, 100 Start-ups and is a part of the Nasscom Task force for Smart Cities and is on the Technology Advisory board for Data Security council of India.

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