Cisco Appoints Daisy Chittilapilly As India And SAARC President
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San Jose-headquartered multinational technology conglomerate Cisco on Tuesday announced the appointment of Daisy Chittilapilly as the new President of its India and SAARC theatre.
Chittilapilly is taking over from Sameer Garde, who recently announced his decision to join the social sector after four years at Cisco.
With over 25 years of experience in the technology industry, including 17 years of leadership experience at Cisco, Chittilapilly has a proven track record of transforming operations and cultures to drive growth at scale, the establishment shared.
As President of the India and SAARC theatre, she will be responsible for strategy and sales, operations, and investments to drive long-term growth in the region. Daisy will start her new role from 1 August 2021, which also marks the beginning of Cisco's new financial year.
"Daisy's appointment comes at a time when Cisco is looking at India and SAARC as an engine of innovation and growth. With businesses across the region looking to capture the economic rebound, her wealth of experience and knowledge in digitally enabling organizations and developing Cisco's go-to-market strategies around software and services will help propel Cisco, our customers, and partners to the forefront of the digital economy," said Dave West, president, Cisco Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China.
Chittilapilly most recently held the position of managing director for Cisco's Digital Transformation Office, where she worked with customers to capture and scale opportunities emerging in the digital world. In addition, as the leader of software and services sales, she worked with partners to accelerate Cisco's transition towards software and subscription-based offerings.
"Technology is no longer viewed as an experience-enhancer but as the prime enabler of everything we do. In today’s digital and cloud-first world, Cisco’s leadership across networking, cybersecurity, and collaboration put us at the forefront of helping business with their digital transformation and unlocking a new era of growth.I am excited about the possibilities we can shape for India's people and businesses, and I look forward to working closely with our customers, partners, communities, and the government to bring these possibilities to life," commented Daisy Chittilapilly, president, Cisco India and SAARC, while commenting on her new role.
Before joining Cisco, she worked with Wipro Limited across multiple sales management roles. She also serves as co-chair on the FICCI National Committee for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation and is an advisory board member of the non-profit 'Dragonflies Everywhere'.