Technology today is in the heart of everything we do. Be it personal relationships or business interactions – technology is centre stage. And while every business has access to the same technology, some leverage it to become more relevant to their customers and build efficiency, and others struggle with IT complexity.
The bridge between access to cutting-edge technology and using technology to make great things happen, is you.
Cisco Connect, Bangalore, is bringing you a platform to experience the power of technology. This event is designed to help you understand how you can leverage technology to build a world of possibilities.
I look forward to seeing you there!
Cisco India and SAARC
This event brings together insightful content, networking opportunities, and hands-on sessions by experts. The conversations at Cisco Connect Bangalore will focus on:
As President, Sameer is responsible for sales, operations, growth initiatives and investments in strategic alliances in the theater. Sameer spearheads Cisco’s objective to be a transformational partner to the government across states and cities and provide customers with the right foundation for their digital businesses.
Over a career spanning 27 years, Sameer has led several top-performing organizations with an enduring track record across multiple roles and regions. His keen understanding of technology and market opportunities enables him to drive transformation and capture critical market transitions. A proven leader, Sameer has built and managed global and regional businesses in India, Europe, USA and Asia.
Prior to joining Cisco, Sameer worked with and mentored a few emerging technology and B2C/distribution-related start-ups and as an executive coach and business consultant. Earlier, as the President and MD for Dell India, he consolidated and stabilized the consumer
and enterprise business for the company. During his nine-year stint in Dell in various sales and management leadership roles, he was instrumental in making Dell the number one hardware vendor in the country.
Sameer has served as President, South Asia at Philips Healthcare and Country Head for Enterprise Business at Samsung India.
Sameer is a highly respected leader who maintains a commitment to professional development and inclusion and diversity in the workplace.
He holds an engineering degree from IIT Delhi and an MBA from IIM Kolkata. Sameer dabbles in amateur long-distance running and photography, and is a driving-holiday enthusiast.
Vish Iyer leads the Architectures business in Asia-Pacific, Japan and China, which includes all the sales, solutions and engineering teams that are part of Cisco’s business units – Enterprise Networks, IoT, Multi-cloud, Data Center, Collaboration, Software, Security and Service Provider business.
He is a 27-year veteran of the fast-growing ICT sector having worked extensively in different sales and engineering leadership roles in different geographies with a proven track record to grow business and teams.
Vish has led teams that have pioneered world-leading innovations that have solved some of the most complex problems in the region, including mobile transport innovations for 4G mobile broadband services, affordable video platforms for 350 million connected homes in Asia, Pre-integrated API driven Enterprise Service stack for multi-cloud adoption, aspirational portfolio for small & medium businesses, smart city platforms for emerging market cities, and industry-leading contact center solutions with extensible ethnic language support.
He is passionate about building high-performing teams, with a relentless focus on innovation and execution-first mindset that delivers sustainable business results for Cisco as well as its customers and partners.
Vish is focused on building the next generation of leaders and collaborates with INSEAD School of Business in Singapore, where he’s a frequent speaker in the Emerging Leaders Program for South Asia and India. The joint case studies built through this program are now used extensively on how to build the right products, capabilities and business models to drive fast paced growth and value.
Prior to joining Cisco in 1998, Vish worked at HCL Comnet for 5 years as the regional lead for the system integration business in West/South of India. Vish holds a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University. Based in Singapore, Vish is passionate about family, reading, sports and gastronomy.
Anand is the Director, Systems Engineering, for Cisco Systems India. In this role, he leads the Pre-Sales teams responsible for solution and architecture design across the country. This is his second stint in Cisco, having worked here previously for 11+ years in various capacities.
Anand’s prior experience includes leadership roles with global technology companies Microsoft and VMware.
Anand is an avid runner and fitness enthusiast and likes to play squash and tennis in his spare time. He also likes rock music and reading books.
Anand has an MS in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Ohio and a BE in Electronics and Telecommunications from the Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune.
Vishak leads Cisco’s Security business for the India and SAARC region. He brings with him over 20 years of experience in the Information Security Services space with stints in product management, sales, marketing and business development.
Prior to Cisco, Vishak was the Senior Regional Director (India & SAARC) at FireEye. He was also the Global Head of Content Delivery Network (CDN) & Managed Security Services (MSS) business at Tata communications for three years.
Before joining Tata Communications, Vishak was the Senior Regional Director for Fortinet and is credited with having built Fortinet’s Unified Threat Management success story in India and SAARC for 10 years. He was instrumental in setting up the first-of-its-kind Global Technical Assistance Center in Bangalore to support Fortinet’s customers worldwide. Vishak has also worked at WatchGuard, Sify and HCL Technologies.
Vishak has an engineering degree in Computer Science & MBA from IIM –Ahmedabad.
With over two decades in sales, Anton was the lead for Cisco’s mobility and wireless business across Australia and New Zealand for 5 years. He now leads Intent Based Networking - Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) and Wireless technologies for the APJC region as a whole. Covering Catalyst and Meraki portfolios, his primary focus is aligning to Customer and Partner outcomes in Education, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail, Hospitality and other mission critical and application challenged wireless and network environments.
Anton is responsible for working closely with each of the theatres, cross-functional teams and Cisco Partners to execute on the go-to-market strategy, provide technology leadership, engage in strategic opportunities and provide regular feedback to the Engineering teams on the Networking and Wireless capabilities needed to differentiate and win. His focus theatres include India, Japan, Australia, Korea, Singapore, China and Thailand.
Pankaj heads the Collaboration Business in India & SAARC. He is responsible for driving strategy and growth for the Collaboration Business in India. With over 20 years of industry experience, Pankaj helps Cisco’s customers innovate in this digital world and gets diverse people from different backgrounds to collaborate effectively and solve complex business problems.
Prior to Cisco Systems, Pankaj was heading the business application sales at Microsoft and has worked in companies like IBM, Sun Microsystems, and Silicon Graphics.
Trideeb is responsible for providing leadership for data center product & technology within Cisco across all verticals with sales, channels, operations, marketing & finance, by implementing robust business metrics and accelerate longer-term sales transformation by further promoting the Cisco DC brand across all segments and establishing new revenue streams for digitization. He is focused on creating a diversified and vibrant workforce, building next generation leadership capacity, and upgrading capability of the organization.
Trideeb is an accomplished business professional with more than 23 years of experience with proven track record of managing businesses, high performance teams, partner ecosystem & customer relationships with stints in IBM, Sun Microsystem & Silicon Graphics. His work experience cuts across the globe in India, Europe & US in software products & services sales, systems integration, channels & industry solutions for Energy & Manufacturing. He has gained deep insights into the changing needs of customer and a wealth of experience in delivering business outcome across segments. He has proven management, organizational & leadership skills with the ability to deliver consistent growth, managing revenue plan, profitability and market share. Trideeb has a degree in Electronics Engineering from Shivaji University and an Executive MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.
Ritesh Doshi heads the Enterprise Networking Business for Cisco in India and SAARC. In his current role he is responsible for driving growth across Cisco’s Enterprise Networking portfolio, bring thought leadership on evolving trends around SDWAN & SDAccess and drive market transitions. Working closely with partners to drive local innovation by utilizing the strength of Cisco architecture solutions is also a critical part of his mandate.
In his earlier roles, Ritesh has held several key positions in Cisco. The most recent assignment for Ritesh was as Head of Financial Services Business for Cisco in India and SAARC. With a career spanning over 18 years, Ritesh has held a variety of roles that cut across design, architecture and deployment of Networks and Security for some of the largest customers across Financial Services, Manufacturing and Govt segments.
Prior to Cisco, Ritesh has worked with companies like Network Solutions and Anagram Stock Broking.
Mark has over 20 years of experience across Mobility and Security technologies, and joined Cisco in 2001 through the Radiata acquisition where he was the Director of Software Engineering.
As part of Cisco’s Wireless Networking Business Unit, Mark led the Sydney Software Engineering department, and was responsible for the design and development for such technologies as EAP‑FAST (IETF RFC 4851) and Management Frame Protection (802.11w).
Through his engineering work, Mark holds 18 patents in wireless and security.
Jasen Fauteux is Regional Sales Director for Cisco Meraki across ASEAN, Greater China and India. He is a Cisco veteran for almost twenty years across a variety of sales roles in countries, including; United Kingdom, Netherlands and Singapore. For the past 2 years Jasen has been leading the Cisco Meraki Enterprise and Public Sector teams.
Allen Soans is a Customer Success Executive (CSE) at Cisco Systems India Pvt Limited and manages the successful adoption for one of Cisco India’s largest Enterprise Accounts.
His passion and expertise are in making customers truly successful. His career spanning 27 years has focused squarely on the customers whether in Sales, Pres-Sales or PostSales. He has focused on understanding the customer journey and the metrics that measure success along that journey. His passion for people management allowed him to empower team members to do the best work of their careers, thus creating success for them, and our customers and Cisco.
Allen’s experience in Cisco varies from Key Account Management, Business Development, Product Sales Specialist leader to Customer Success. Previously Allen worked at Reliance Communications, Alcatel Systems and BPL Systems in a variety of customerfacing roles under Services and Support management.
Allen has a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from Pune University and is a certified Green Belt Success Executive.
Manish Prasad is Vice President & Business Head – Private Run Enterprises (PRE) at Wipro Limited.
Manish has over 23 years of experience in IT services industry, in his current role at Wipro he has a charter of enabling Wipro as the most preferred transformational catalyst partner for enterprise customers by providing cutting edge end-to-end technology solutions, and to catapult them in attaining their business goals. He drives India Business Unit to accelerate its revenue, growth and proﬁtability across verticals through deeper customer engagements, strategic partnerships, business development, delivery operations and governance.
Prior to this, he was at SAP where he headed the Consulting and Services for the Indian subcontinent. He is a result-oriented and accomplished professional, he has a signiﬁcantly diversiﬁed experience ranging from managing business units to leading strategic customer programs across geographies. He has extensive experience in strategic deal making across verticals and markets.
Manish has handled a variety of roles, earlier he has worked at organizations like Accenture as Managing Director & North America Application Services Lead, IBM and Dell where he had been successful in effectively applying technology to deliver tangible business outcomes.
Manish is pass out from IIT Banaras Hindu University and is currently based out of Bangalore. In his free time he likes playing guitar.
As the Managing Director of Velocis Systems, Atul Bansal leads the effort to scale Velocis into the Top IT Solutions and Services provider in India. Under his leadership, Velocis is transitioning into a business solution provider from being a technology solution provider. With an experience of more than 27 years in IT Services sector, Atul strongly believes in consistently enhancing customer and employee satisfaction goals at Velocis.
Atul graduated in electrical engineering from Delhi College of Engineering (DCE), India and completed his Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Finance from Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi.
Velocis’ is constantly enhancing its solution & services portfolio with deeper customer engagement. Velocis strategy is to build on future ready technologies which are essential to customer’s digital transformation journey. Atul is keenly motivated to set-up new goals in order to meet the rising demands of the industry in this software defined, multi-platform, multi-cloud era; keeping customer satisfaction as primary objective.
In the past 5 years, Velocis has grown its Cisco business from 10 Million to 40 Million USD. Velocis was awarded as "Commercial Partner of the year 2017".
Gowthaman has 23 years of rich experience in the Industry and currently heads “Digital Solutions” in Tech Mahindra. He is actively involved in supporting global customers to drive their Factory of Future solutions by providing Consulting, Factory Assessment, Use case finalization, Business Case Analysis and deployment of solutions.
Digital Network Architecture
Data Center & Multicloud
Next Gen Collaboration
|Secure WAN Transformation||Cisco Threat Response||Simplified Infra for mission critical & modern applications||BFSI – Build trust and secure communication
|DNA – Network Assurance & Analytics||Stealthwatch||Avoid Cloud Lock-in & Optimize Cloud Cost||Manufacturing – Modernize factories and streamline process
|Meraki Analytics||Software Defined Network for DC & Cloud||IT/ITES – Build workplace of the future
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Cross Architecture Solutions
Cisco on Cisco
|Intent Based Security||SDA Integration with ACI||Take a Peek Inside Cisco IT||Business Critical Services|
|Secure Remot Expert||Tetration with AnyConnect||Industrialized Migrations|
|Next Gen Track & Trace||SDWAN with Umbrella||Customer Success|
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