Daisy Chittilapilly

Cisco India & SAARC

Daisy Chittilapilly is President of Cisco's India and SAARC theatre. As President, Daisy is responsible for strategy and sales, operations, and investments to drive long-term growth in the region.

With over 25 years of experience in the technology industry, including 19 years of leadership experience at Cisco, Daisy has a proven track record of transforming operations and cultures to drive growth at scale.

Prior to her current role, Daisy held the position of Managing Director for Cisco's Digital Transformation Office, where she worked with customers to capitalize on opportunities emerging in the digital world. In addition, as the leader of Software & Services Sales, she worked with partners to accelerate Cisco's transition towards software and subscription-based offerings. Previously, she held leadership positions within Cisco's Enterprise & Commercial businesses, Strategy & Operations, and Partner Organisation.

Before joining Cisco, Daisy worked with Wipro Limited across multiple sales management roles.

Daisy serves on the Executive Council for NASSCOM and as the Co-Chair of the FICCI National Committee for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation. She is also a governing body member of Woxsen University and an advisory board member of the non-profit 'Dragonflies Everywhere.' Business Today has consistently recognized Daisy in their list of "Most Powerful Women in Business" since 2020. Daisy has also been recognized by Fortune India among the "Most Powerful Women" for two years running in 2022 and 2023.

Daisy is a BTech (College of Engineering, Trivandrum) and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in General Management (XLRI, Jamshedpur). She is passionate about empowering youth to join the technology space and mentoring start-ups to innovate technology solutions for the most urgent social challenges.