Ravishankar Rao

Engineering Strategy & Operations
Cisco India

Ravishankar runs Strategy and Operations for Cisco India’s site where he works across the entire spectrum of Cisco leadership on both complex and operational initiatives. Also, he runs India Operations and Technical Program Management for Cisco’s largest business unit- Enterprise Networking.

He has deep experience in developing new markets/whitespaces, with an entrepreneurial focus, and solution selling in multiple geographies. Also, he spends time advising non-profits, primarily in healthcare.

He works extensively with several external bodies, industry associations and governmental entities and has been nominated to NASSCOM’s Engineering R&D Council (2021 -2023).

Ravishankar holds a post graduate degree in management from the Indian School of Business, and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering from PES Institute of Technology.