Biren Gandhi

Head of Drone Business & Distinguished Strategist

Corporate Strategy Office

Biren Gandhi (http://lnkd.in/biren) is a Distinguished Strategist in Cisco’s Corporate Strategy Office, focused on identifying key technology trends and accelerating their adoption through acquisitions, development or partnering. He has built a successful track record of bringing innovation to life through strategic collaborations with startups, venture capital firms, universities and partner ecosystems.

Currently, Biren spearheads strategy for highly disruptive technologies, such as the Internet of Things, fog computing, Drones/UAVs, Blockchain, Deep Learning, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Biren has nearly 20 years of leadership, strategic and tactical technology experience in diverse verticals like social networking, cloud, big data, mobile, telecom, social gaming and enterprise collaboration. Prior to joining Cisco in 2011, Biren was divisional CTO of a few gaming studios at Zynga and before that a Sr. Architect at Facebook. He also co-founded AdMunity, a startup providing a collaborative social platform for the advertising community.

Biren actively participates as a keynote speaker, panel judge, mentor or advisor in internal and external events in the venture capital, startup, innovation, accelerator and incubator domains, focusing on disruptive new frontier technologies. He also participates in fund-raising efforts for a number of non-profits and enjoys sharing his various interests at http://thoughts.birengandhi.com.


October 17, 2017


Intelligent Workflow Drones

Drones must be fully integrated into workflows to be truly successful, says Biren Gandhi. Here`s one example.

August 24, 2017


Drones Rising from the Fog

To cross into mainstream commercial use, drones need continuous connectivity. That’s where fog comes in.

June 15, 2017


The Hand, the Head, and the Heart: Which Will Lead in the Digital World?

With new business and consumption models (“on-demand,” “as-a-service”) becoming more prominent, disruption is accelerating with democratized innovation. Where will this leave the human race in the digital age?

April 25, 2017


Amazon Exhibit 99.1: Ancient Wisdom in Modern Times

Ancient wisdom holds golden nuggets of corporate and human behavior that are still relevant in modern times. Practicing these shared values helps avoid stasis, irrelevance, decline, and death.

March 7, 2017


Speech-Controlled Drones and Bots for Enterprises

Cisco teams come together to make amazing things happen with speech-controlled drones and bots for the enterprise.

February 16, 2017


Solved: 7 Fatal Flaws of Innovation

Want to innovate with a greater chance of success? Use these solutions to tackle the seven fatal flaws of innovation.

February 6, 2017


7 Fatal Flaws of Innovation

Innovating in today’s world is more difficult than ever. Don’t let these seven innovation flaws get in your way!

January 12, 2017


It’s Time to Rewind Your Innovation Strategy

What are the lessons to be learned after the Coca Cola Founders program shut down? Biren Gandhi tells us how we can reflect upon our own innovation strategies.