Cisco Elevates Daisy Chittilapilly As New India & SAARC President


US-based Cisco on Tuesday elevated Daisy Chittilapilly as the new President of India & SAARC region, effective August 1, 2021.

Chittilapilly is taking over from Sameer Garde, who recently announced his decision to join the social sector after four years at Cisco. He had taken over as the president of Cisco’s India & SAARC operations in July 2017.

As India & SAARC President, Chittilapilly will be responsible for strategy and sales, operations, and investments to drive long-term growth in the region.

She most recently held the position of Managing Director for Cisco’s Digital Transformation Office, where she worked with customers to capture and scale opportunities in the emerging digital space, as per an official statement.

Additionally, as the leader of Software & Services Sales, she worked with partners to accelerate Cisco’s transition towards software and subscription-based offerings.

She has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry, including 17 years of leadership experience at Cisco.

 “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  President, Cisco Asia Pacific, Japan & Greater China, Dave West.

“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,” added President, Cisco India & SAARC, Daisy Chittilapilly.

Prior to joining Cisco, Chittilapilly has worked with enterprise services major Wipro Limited across various 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’.

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