Cisco Connected Women

Connected Women Leadership Forum 2010

Bangalore, 04th May, 2010

Connected Women Leadership Forum

About Cisco

Cisco Systems, Inc. . is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government and home communications, and Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of these networks. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create Internet solutions that allow individuals, companies, and countries to increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction and strengthen competitive advantage. The Cisco name has become synonymous with the Internet, as well as with the productivity improvements that Internet business solutions provide. At Cisco, our vision is to change the way people work, live, play and learn.

Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University. Since the company's inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. This tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products in the core areas of routing and switching, as well as advanced technologies in areas such as Home Networking, IP Telephony, Optical, Network Security, Storage Networking and Wireless LAN.

Cisco Systems India Pvt. Ltd.

With sales and marketing operations spread across key cities in India and a software development centre in Bangalore, Cisco leads the networking market in core technologies of routing and switching, as well as WLAN and network security.

Cisco India Facts

  • Cisco Systems India Pvt Ltd. commenced operations in 1995
  • India, as a region, is part of the APAC theater which contributes to about 11 percent of the global revenue
  • Cisco has 7 Sales Offices in India with a headcount of over 4850
  • Cisco's go-to-Market strategy is through Channel Partners
  • Support and Service- Extensive support system for customers with 9 logistics centers in the country.
  • Cisco Capital was launched in 2005 to offer flexible leasing and financial services to customers and partners
  • Currently, there are over 158 Cisco Academies across 23 states & union territories.

India Market Share Leadership

Core Technologies

  • Router: 55.5%, Switch: 55.4%, Total LAN: 55.4%

(Source: Q2, CY 2009 IDC LAN Tracker, Sept 2009) 

Advanced Technologies

  • WLAN: 20.5% (Q2, CY 2009, IDC, Sept 2009 )
  • Security: 33.7% (Q2, CY 2009, Frost & Sullivan, Sept 2009)
  • Enterprise Telephony: 14.0% (Q2, CY 2009, Frost & Sullivan, Sept 2009 )
  • IP PBX: 25.2% (Q2, CY 2009, Frost & Sullivan, Sept 2009)

For further information about Cisco India, please visit

Company Address:
Cisco Systems, Inc
170 West Tasman Dr
San Jose, CA 95134 USA

For more details, please contact: PR Relations Manager for India - Varghese Thomas

About Cisco Connected Women (CCW)

Recognizing the need for more female participation in the high-technology industry, Cisco has programs and resources to help women develop their skills as individual contributors, managers, and executives. Cisco's internal Employee Resource Groups dedicated to development of women is the Cisco Connected Women (CCW) formerly known as the Cisco Women Action Network.

Over the last ten years the CCW at Cisco, has grown to over 38 chapters, offering more than 4000 global members opportunities for development, networking and generating new business. CCW contributes to a strategic effort to enhance Cisco's success in attracting, developing and retaining talented female employees.

CCW India has more than 400+ employees as its members. The CCW India activities are strategized and executed by a core team of volunteers lead by the CCW leads, with the guidance of executive sponsors and thought leaders. The volunteers develop programs in line with the business guidelines, employee network directions and needs of the employees as per the local culture. The Executive sponsors provide thought leadership, business direction and funding for CCW activities. The thought leaders provide direction and execution guidance to the team for the activities and also help in driving down the message of CCW.

Some of the activities organized by CCW chapter in India include:

  • Mentoring
  • Professional workshops like the Role Model Leadership Series (RMLS) workshops and Technical Leadership workshops
  • Community initiatives like Girls in Technology
  • Networking events like Connected Women Leadership Forum, Nasscom Women Forum