Nand Kishore Badami
Chief Marketing Officer, Cisco India and SAARC
Nand Kishore Badami is Chief Marketing Officer at Cisco for the India and SAARC regions. As Chief Marketing Officer, Kishore's mandate is to ensure tighter alignment of strategic marketing objectives and outcomes with Cisco India's business plans. He will bear functional responsibility for market management in all segments and lines of businesses, including thought leadership, digital marketing, business analytics, partner marketing, events and solution launches. Additionally, Kishore will focus on demand generation programs to accelerate Cisco's position in the India and SAARC market.
Kishore is an IT industry veteran with over 27 years of experience, having worked in various organizations, both in India and abroad. In the past, Kishore has held senior positions with leading IT organizations including HCL Infosystems, Tally Solutions and Citrix Systems. Prior to joining Cisco, he was vice-president of global marketing with Netmagic Solutions.
In his previous roles, Kishore has worked across sales, distribution, channels, strategic alliances, marketing and strategy functions. His broad experience in sales and marketing extends to hardware, software, System Integration (SI), collaboration, virtualization, datacenter and managed services.
Kishore holds a bachelor's degree in Commerce from Bangalore University and a Diploma in Management from Indira Gandhi National Open University. He is also a post graduate in marketing management from IGNOU.