Hitesh Saijpal

Head of Portfolio Development

Cisco Investments

Hitesh leads the Cisco Investments Portfolio Development team whose primary goal is to deliver differentiated value to the portfolio companies by leveraging Cisco's business enablement infrastructure. This includes participation in channel partner programs as well as showcases at major Cisco events, such as Cisco Live and Cisco Partner Summit. Hitesh also has responsibility for other functions supporting portfolio development including marketing and relationships with VCs, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders, both within Cisco and across the industry. Hitesh is a Cisco veteran and joined Cisco Investments from Cisco's Software Sales group where he was responsible for Global Software business development. Hitesh was previously the acting GM of Cisco's $1B+ Collaboration product line and, prior to that, held leadership roles in sales with focus on security, data center, and collaboration in verticals such as financials, healthcare, technology, and retail.

Hitesh holds an MBA degree from Santa Clara University, an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas, and a BS in electronics and telecommunications from the University of Mumbai.


June 4, 2019


Your Guide to Innovation at Cisco Live San Diego

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Looking for “innovation?" Visit the Cisco Investments Village at Cisco Live to discover solutions for the biggest challenges in data center and collaboration, analytics and AI, networking and security.

June 2, 2015


Collaboration Systems Release 11: Innovation and Integration for the Best Experience

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If you’ve been following Cisco Collaboration, you know that we’re focused on the experience.  The whole experience: Product experience for users Sales and support experience for partners Purchase, deployment, and management experience for administrators The market continues to centralize on unification of voice; video; messaging and presence; conferencing; and extending communications to customer and team […]