Senior Vice President, Insieme Business Unit
Soni Jiandani serves as Senior Vice President of Marketing for the Insieme Business Unit at Cisco. Insieme is building next generation data center solutions with its Software Defined Networking vision - Application Centric Infrastructure - and is responsible for Cisco's Merchant and Merchant Plus Switching Portfolio, including the Nexus 3000 and 9000 portfolios. Insieme had been an outside venture until November 2013 when the team rejoined Cisco. Soni Is driven to deliver a dynamic, agile, fast, secure, scalable, reliable infrastructure that can respond to automation and meet the needs and demands of tomorrow's applications.
Soni has been a key member of the entrepreneurial teams that developed everything from the Nexus 5000 to Cisco's Unified Computing System. Prior to Insieme, Soni was the Senior Vice President for Cisco's Server Access Virtualization Technology Group. She was responsible for the development and implementation of the Cisco-wide strategy for Data Center Access and virtualization solutions, including Unified Computing System and Unified Fabric (Nexus 2K-5K portfolio). Under her leadership, this portfolio grew to a multi-billion dollar business and today enjoys the #1 spot in U.S. market share and #2 in Europe.
Another venture Soni helped to lead focused on Data Center transformations. At Nuova Systems, Soni was a co-founder and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships. At Nuova, Soni and the executive team defined and built the Nexus 2K, 5K Unified Fabric and the Unified Computing System. In this role, she was responsible for the development and implementation of marketing, technology partnerships and sales strategy programs.
Throughout her career at Cisco, Soni has played key roles in creating and executing strategic initiatives and driving product marketing development in the LAN switching arena. She served as Vice President and General Manager of Cisco's LAN and SAN switching business unit within the Data Center, Switching and Wireless Technology Group. In this role, she helped to grow the industry leading Catalyst 6000, 6500 modular switches portfolio to a multi-billion dollar business and create a comprehensive portfolio of intelligent MDS SAN switches, making Cisco the market leader in modular SANs.
Soni also served as Vice President of Marketing for the Cisco Internet Systems Business Unit and Vice President, Marketing for the Workgroup Business Unit. Her contributions enabled Cisco to secure its leadership position in Ethernet LAN switching.
Prior to her tenure at Cisco, Soni was a marketing executive at UB Networks responsible for Virtual LANs and LAN switching market development. She also took on a sales role as Regional Manager, developing markets for the company in India. Prior to UB Networks, she drove numerous market development programs at Novell.
Soni holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from London University in England.