iWorld

CISCO sees major opportunities in India, shakes-up top posts

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/internet-images/2014/06/06/cisco.jpg?itok=of1kElp3

NEW DELHI: In a major shake-up, three new presidents have been appointed in Cisco by splitting up responsibilities in the enterprise IT vendor.

This follows the exit of, Cisco president of India & SAARC, Jeff White, after a dismal performance in some of the recent quarters.

Cisco India posted 1 per cent decrease in revenue in Q3 fiscal quarter and 18 percent dip in the first quarter of fiscal 2014. Cisco recently said it is expecting a decline in its global revenue in the current quarter.

The new leadership team includes India & SAARC sales president Dinesh Malkani; India Site leader and Engineering president Amit Phadnis; and India and CIO, Asia Pacific and Japan and Greater China strategy planning & operations president VC Gopalratnam..

Earlier, White was responsible for Cisco’s sales and operations in the region. White had the role of leader of a new India Board, which comprises executives from Cisco headquarters as well as India. Earlier, White was reporting to Cisco in Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China (APJC) president Jaime Valles.

White was supposed to partner with Industry Solutions and India Site leader and industry solutions senior VP Faiyaz Shahpurwala, to drive innovation and talent in alignment with the national agenda to transform the economy through technology.

The mandate for White was to support the growth by strengthening local innovation, and continuing to forge strong relationships with customers, partners and the government.

The new team will accelerate Cisco’s momentum by strengthening its focus on innovation to lead market transitions.

Dinesh Malkani, who takes over from White, will report to Cisco president Asia Pacific & Japan Irving Tan

Malkani’s main responsibility will be to lead the company’s efforts to help transform the country’s economy through technology. He will drive Cisco’s senior level external engagement, including those with government and industry associations, to drive growth and market leadership in India and SAARC, according to Cisco sources which also said the IT vendor was expecting more work with Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasizing on new technologies.

As the new India Site leader, Phadnis will lead Cisco’s focus on innovation, ecosystem and talent development in the country. He will focus on strengthening the interlock between Cisco’s teams, including engineering and sales, and customers and partners and employee engagement.

Phadnis will continue to report into the organisation led by Enterprise Networking Group isenior VP and GM Rob Soderbery in the US.

In the newly created role of president of strategy, planning and operations for Cisco India, Gopalratnam will help create synergies between Cisco’s internal IT organization and the company’s technology roadmap as well as drive infrastructure development and operations to facilitate growth and productivity.

He will continue to report to Cisco’s global CIO Rebecca Jacoby.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/21/broadband.jpg?itok=wFUQcp0_
Wireless b'band data speed ideas date extended

NEW DELHI: With stakeholders saying that various technical and network issues are involved, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has once again extended the last date for views on ensuring transparency and customer awareness regarding data speeds under wireless broadband plans. Stakeholders...

iWorld Broadband
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/21/jio.jpg?itok=Cj6LToTN
Mukesh Ambani offers JioPhone from 15 Aug

At the 40th AGM, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani introduced 'India Ka Smartphone' – the JioPhone. It is said to be a 4G-enabled cost-efficient feature phone, which works on voice commands.

iWorld Telecom
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/21/Mukesh-ambani-800x800.jpg?itok=2PuwSMuG
Jio to raise Rs 200 bn for next phase of expansion

MUMBAI: Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) is planning to raise Rs 200 billion through a rights issue of OCPS (optionally convertible preference shares). Jio will raise the amount through the rights issue of shares to shareholders as Reliance Industries' wholly-owned subsidiary is reading for the next...

iWorld Broadband
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/21/Untitled-1.jpg?itok=e81KhwdL
Synergy between quality content & branding workable in digital space, feel industry experts

MUMBAI: Providing young 'jobbers' in India with new, engaging and emotionally-connecting original OTT content that may be closer to their life, family or work situations with or without subtle brand integration would eventually lead to a pay-model (SVoD). And, that seemed to the underlying theme...

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/21/sandeep%20reddy.jpg?itok=Cjlxi6tZ
Just 11% video viewership is on OTT: Akamai's Reddy

Video viewership is growing at about eight and a half hours a month at present, and is expected to double or triple over the next year. However, 89 per cent of video viewership is on YouTube and Facebook, and only 11 per cent is shared among OTT players in India, according to Akamai Technologies...

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/20/alt.jpg?itok=c5gETssx
Reliance Industries buys Balaji Telefilms stake for Rs 4.13 bn

The Board of Directors of Balaji Telefilms Limited, in its meeting held on Thursday, considered and approved an investment by Reliance Industries Limited , one of India’s leading corporates, through a preferential issue of 25.2 million equity shares at Rs 164 each, aggregating to Rs 4.13 billion,...

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/20/anil.jpg?itok=53OebPp2
Vidooly ranks BloombergQuint as most popular biz news publisher on FB video

Bloomberg|Quint, a business and financial news company, continues its rapid rise as the leading integrated business news platform in the country. In its June report, digital video analytics provider, Vidooly has rated Bloomberg|Quint as the ninth most popular news brand among new-age news...

iWorld Social Media
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/19/Ranveer_Singh-Colgate_MAX.jpg?itok=YbhnNFkB
YouTube: Ten ads clock 2.3 mn hrs of watch time in Q2 '17, 180 mn Indians watching monthly

MUMBAI: YouTube released the Q2’17 India Ads Leaderboard, a list of the top ads and promoted videos that Indian audiences consumed during the second quarter of the year. These ten ads clocked an astounding 2.3 million hours of watch time, with mobile devices accounting for 82% of the watch time....

iWorld Social Media
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/18/Vaguine.jpg?itok=uyvsa-eW
Paywizard's Vaguine joins Ownzones as SVP, to elevate European presence

MUMBAI: Continuing its expansion throughout Western and Eastern Europe, Ownzones Media Network, the OTT EntTech company, has named Serge Vaguine as Senior Vice President, Business Development.  Vaguine will be based in London. The announcement was made today by Douglas Lee, Head of Programming at...

iWorld Over The Top Services

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories