Sudarshan Krishnamurthi

Head of Business Strategy, Cisco's education services

Cisco Services

Sudarshan Krishnamurthi is a future-focused technology strategist and industry veteran. In his role as head of business strategy for Cisco’s education services, he regularly evaluates the future of technology and its influence on skills and talent development, working with an industry ecosystem of like-minded partners. His primary responsibilities include creating the overall strategy for the education division of Cisco Services and driving growth initiatives.

Before joining Cisco, he served in both technical and business management roles. Within Cisco, he’s progressed from technical lead to product manager to a strategic leader. He also holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering in Bangalore, a Master of Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University, and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.

Throughout his career, Sudarshan has advocated for the strategic advancement of a technologically-connected world, and is considered a thought leader on the Internet of Things (IoT). This passion motivated his involvement with the IoT Talent Consortium, an industry-wide partnership to address the need for talent to drive digital transformation.


August 24, 2017


Securing the IoT: Processes and People Needed!

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IoT promises to boost corporate profits worldwide by 21 percent by 2022, according to Cisco analysts. That’s because IoT can help businesses lower costs by realizing new efficiencies and drive new revenues by enabling new business models. Digital transformation in general, and IoT in particular, can help organizations become more productive and more responsive to […]

Embracing a New Culture for IoT

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At the 7th International Internet of Things Expo in New York, I spoke on behalf of Cisco’s education services and the IoT Talent Consortium about the people side of organizations’ digital transformations. Here are my thoughts, summarized.

April 7, 2017


Solving the IoT Talent Puzzle

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Manufacturing executives are recognizing the need to reskill their employees, and how credible learning providers help develop talent from within. Key takeaways from our panel discussion at the 2017 Internet of Manufacturing Business Conference.

May 28, 2015


Certifying for the Hyperconnected Plant Floor

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The Internet of Everything (IoE)—bringing together previously unconnected people, processes, data and things—opens a world of possibilities in terms of creating new capabilities, richer experiences and unparalleled economic opportunity for organizations, individuals, and nations. Cisco predicts that 50+ billion devices will be connected by 2020. The ramifications are enormous and varied, including how manufacturing plants […]