Jawahar Sivasankaran is a Senior Director of Business Development in the Worldwide Security Segments and Architecture organization. In this role he is responsible for sales strategy & enablement, marketing alignment, Field/BU interlock and participating in direct customer activities.
Jawahar has been with Cisco for 13 years, and during this time he has held various management and technical roles, He started at Cisco working in IT Architecture and then as a Senior Manager led a team of project managers and technologists focused on market-facing activities and strengthening partnerships with Engineering, Marketing, and Services.
Jawahar served as a Distinguished Engineer and was part of the most senior technology leaders within the company that includes Fellows, CTOs and DEs.
Jawahar has received the Above & Beyond award from John Chambers for his success with key customers. He is a featured speaker in Cisco and industry events. He serves as Executive Advisor and has had transformational high touch engagements with several global customers.
Before Cisco, Jawahar worked in a satellite gateway start-up in a product development role. He started his career in the service provider business in network architecture and operations.
A firm believer in social innovation, Jawahar is active in the community. He serves as a Director in the board of Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley and is an adviser to other nonprofits. He is part of the leadership team for Silicon Valley Civic Council at Cisco.Jawahar holds an MBA from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania. His technical credentials include two CCIE certifications (10-plus years, Emeritus). He also holds a Master’s degree in IS Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.