Shilpa Kolhatkar

Senior Business Development Manager

IoT Group

Shilpa is responsible for driving the growth of Cisco’s IoT solutions across major verticals such as Manufacturing, Energy, Transportation and Public Sector. She has a unique profile that spans product and solution engineering, business operations and business development.

In her previous role, Shilpa was Manager of the Collaboration Solutions and Field Trials teams. Subsequently, Business Development Manager responsible for developing several programs to accelerate Collaboration adoption.

She believes diversity is key for innovation, and has led several programs within and outside Cisco to support this cause.

Shilpa has a B.S in Computer Science, and an M.B.A. from SJSU. She loves to teach, and in her spare time is a yoga instructor.


IoT, Fidget Spinners, and Millions of Steps

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Cisco Live! It is my favorite Cisco event that is held every year for our customers. Being held in one of the big convention centers in Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay, everyone walked at least 3-5 miles every day between sessions, the show floor, and meetings.

Super Vehicles: Connected Fleet IoT Solutions for Fire, Police, and Emergency Services

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Sci-Fi movies aren’t the only place you’ll find the coolest gizmos and gadgets. Remember the face scanner from the movie Minority Report, or the mapping orbs from the movie Prometheus? I was recently at a Fleet Show in Sacramento, CA, where the show floor was filled with latest and greatest technology for Police, Fire and […]