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Aruna Ravichandran

Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Webex Collaboration

Aruna Ravichandran is Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Cisco’s Webex Collaboration, responsible for promoting Cisco’s $6B Collaboration Technology business. A passionate advocate for customers with 20+ years of technology industry experience, Aruna leads product marketing, brand management, digital marketing, demand generation, events, and solutions marketing. Prior to Cisco, Aruna was Vice President of Marketing for DevOps at CA Technologies (acquired by Broadcom). Earlier experience includes Vice President, Marketing and Strategy for the Software Solutions Division at Juniper Networks, and escalating leadership roles in both marketing and engineering at Hewlett-Packard. Aruna serves on the Advisory Board for Graphics Communications at California Polytechnic State University. Previously she was on the Advisory Board for Panzura, a leading provider of cloud file sharing solutions. She has published two books on DevOps and is a contributing blogger for the Forbes Technology Council. Aruna holds an MBA and a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Bangalore University. She completed the Northwestern University's Kellogg Executive CMO program in 2019.

Articles

January 31, 2019

COLLABORATION

Going Borderless and Defeating Place-ism: The Evolution of Work

We have moved into a more versatile, borderless age in which we are now able to both work and collaborate from anywhere. That’s a big leap forward.

January 30, 2019

COLLABORATION

Why Are Huddle Spaces So Important and Relevant Now?

Huddle spaces match the pace, mindset, and style of how people want to work now: more frequently and in an ad-hoc fashion. A fusion of human, technology, and environment, they redefine time and space for busy people and their projects.

January 29, 2019

COLLABORATION

Riding High on the Big Wave

A recent article by James Henderson in Channel Asia, “Cisco pulls ahead of Microsoft in $45B collaboration market” (January 24, 2019) is, to me, a fitting and pleasing testament to the efforts and vision of all the members of the Cisco team who are working to build a better approach to collaboration and communication in the workspace.

January 15, 2019

COLLABORATION

Info-Tech Report Validates the Growing Popularity of Cisco’s Team Collaboration Solution

Info-Tech Research Group Inc., a world-class research and advisory firm, released its influential review of the Team Collaboration marketplace yesterday. I am proud to share the fact that Webex Teams has been recognized as a significant and highly popular player in this quickly accelerating business.

January 10, 2019

COLLABORATION

Network Performance Down? Webex Meetings Lives Up to the Collaboration Challenge

A January 2019 side-by-side comparison of Webex Meetings and Zoom reflects what many clients and researchers have said: Webex Meetings works better than others in this space.

December 6, 2018

COLLABORATION

5 Rules to Live By To Boost Your Meeting Effectiveness

Any time you hop online to present, huddle with your team, or even do a quick check-in, new technologies can help you get the most out of everyone’s time. At Cisco, we believe in maximizing that potential, no matter where you are or who you’re talking to. To help you out, we’re highlighting five rules that can help you conduct top-shelf collaboration.

December 4, 2018

COLLABORATION

Amy Chang is Building Bridges: America’s Top 50 Women in Tech

Everyone at Cisco is overjoyed that Amy Chang, our Senior Vice President in the Collaboration Technology Group, has been named one of America’s “Top 50 Women in Tech” by Forbes.

December 4, 2018

COLLABORATION

Collaboration in the Modern Huddlespace – Fluidity From the Pocket to the War Room

New huddle space technology provides fluidity in the meetings process, where starting a meeting or transitioning between devices is a one-command process. See it on display at Cisco Live Cancun!

October 24, 2018

COLLABORATION

5 Exceptional Ways People Use Webex Meetings

People are using Webex in unanticipated ways. The technology for virtual meetings can be put to use for nearly anything. Here are five exceptional examples of Webex Meetings at work.