Mala Anand

No Longer with Cisco

Mala Anand is senior vice president for the Cisco Software Platforms Group. Anand is committed to innovative software development and go-to-market strategy. Her responsibilities include Cisco software-enabled smart services, big data and analytics, application integration and automation enablement platforms. She has over 20 years of experience leading product development for enterprise-focused software companies. Her expertise includes technology innovation, go-to-market planning, product line development and cloud-based strategies.

In her previous role as vice president of the Cisco Services Product Group, Anand was responsible for the vision, strategy, and development of the Cisco smart services portfolio. Her innovative approach helped Cisco exceed one billion dollars in bookings and contributed to Cisco’s services market differentiation. Under her leadership, the Group launched over 15 market-leading software offerings.

Prior to Cisco, Anand held senior executive positions in product, services, and technology business units, and she holds multiple technology patents. She also served as COO and senior vice president for Informative, a private software company focusing on business analytics. In addition, she was also entrepreneur in residence (EIR) for the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. Prior to that she helped lead development for software products from Corosoft (BMC), Rapt (Microsoft) and Beyond, Inc. Anand has also led software teams at Oracle and Digital Equipment Corporation.

Anand holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from University of Massachusetts and a master’s degree in computer science from Brown University.


August 16, 2016


Why the Fortune 500 is Fast Becoming the Digital 500 – Part 2

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Learn how edge analytics can help the Fortune 500 address the rapid pace of technological change and transform them into the Digital 500.

July 12, 2016


Taking Analytics to the Edge: Beyond the Network for Intelligent IoT Edge + the Power of Cloud-based Analytics

2 min read

An holistic experience of the connected condition of things (machines, networks, apps, devices, people, etc.) is now available through the combined power of Cisco and IBM.

America’s Infrastructure Undergoes an Automation Makeover

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Through the use of digital technologies and innovation, Cisco enables cities to become Smart+Connected Communities that help to improve its citizens’ quality of life. One particular urban locale that is helping to set a great example of this is right here in the United States. Kansas City, Missouri has created a Living Lab to promote citizen engagement […]

April 7, 2016


Trash Talking: What is Your City’s Digital Transformation IQ?

4 min read

Removing city trash daily requires tremendous logistics. But it’s not just a question of curbing bad aromas; it’s an issue of public health and sanitation. Cities are becoming smarter about deploying city services, going through a digital transformation to improve citizens’ quality of life and more. Read on ...

Analytics and Automation Provide New Ways for Cisco Partners to Plug into the “Connected” Economy

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Historically, organizations operated using only structured data methodically gathered and maintained within their own data centers. Now they are deluged with data from everywhere —both structured and unstructured – and from any device or sensor and at any time. Now, with the move toward digital business transformation, amazing opportunities exist for businesses to act on information analyzed in […]

Digital Transformation Revolutionizes Manufacturing Operations

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Since the late 18th century, innovations have fueled modernization in industrial engineering, management and processes that have shaped manufacturing businesses we know today. From manual tasks’ mechanization through moving assembly lines and mass production systems, industrial revolutions resulted in profitability and growth that enabled global economies to prosper. Presently, another revolution is underway – a […]

January 13, 2016


Step into the IT Fast Lane with Automated Integration

3 min read

Last month, Japan’s Kenichi Ito broke the world record for the 100 meter dash – running on all fours – with a time of 15.71 seconds. Known as...