Director, Public Sector, Cisco India & SAARC
Puneet Gupta leads Cisco's Public Sector business across the India & SAARC region. In this role, Puneet will look to drive the strategy and sales operations for this segment with a focus on growth across E-Governance, Defense & Homeland Security, Strategic infrastructure projects in Central & State Governments, data center and Cloud, Security, Collaboration and Video. He will also work with Cisco's PS customers and partners to support Government in their overall NeGP Framework and Governance objectives.
Puneet's career prior to CISCO has been with IT majors IBM and Wipro and a small stint with a young startup company over a period of 19 years. Puneet has spent over 14 years with IBM and held a diverse portfolio of responsibilities. His assignments have ranged from PC sales, leader for Unix Server business and last one being Vice president for Public Sector. Puneet is credited with starting IBM's Public Sector business and building it into a fast growing profitable business. Under his leadership the team focused on Strategic Mission Mode projects of Government of India, key infrastructure projects in defense & Homeland Security and Healthcare customers. Prior to this Puneet was the Leader for IBM's Unix Server business and was responsible for all sales and operations of the business including revenue, profit, sales, marketing and expenses.
Puneet holds an MBA degree from Indian Institute of Management - Bangalore and holds a first class honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Institute of Technology, Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi.