Sr. Vice President - Advanced Services, Cisco India & SAARC
Rakesh Goyal is Senior Vice President for Cisco advanced Services, India and SAARC and is responsible for the overall success of driving the 'Services led' and Architectural Approach to provide Solutions to the complex and tough Business Challenges through 'network as a platform'.
Rakesh is an industry veteran with close to 20 years of experience in the IT industry. His stint with Cisco started in early 2005 when he took the task of building a strong services organization responsible for driving the vision of offering professional services to ensure architectural alignment, and facilitate a natural progression from Solutions to a Platform Ecosystem. He currently heads Advanced Services for India and SAARC and in this role he is responsible for accelerating the Advanced Services business, which he has been successfully driving in past years. The business has grown many fold with some large wins across India, SriLanka, Bangladesh and Maldives . Prior to this, he spent 8 years with Nortel; his last role being Director - Services for India, responsible for Project management, Professional Services & Customer Support across Enterprise and Service Provider segments . Rakesh also worked with Bay Networks as Technical Support Manager and before that with Crompton Greaves in various roles and positions.
Rakesh holds a BE in Electronics and Communication and diploma in Project Management from Australian College of Management.