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Venky Nanniyur

Senior Director, Strategy & Operations
Core Software Group (CSG)

Venky Nanniyur heads Strategy, Planning and Operations for the Core Software Group (CSG) spanning 8000+ engineers and contributing to over 50 % of Cisco’s revenue. Nanniyur has been instrumental in transforming the strategy and operating model of this business group while implementing a rigorous portfolio planning process to align investments to business priorities.

In this role, he is also responsible for conceptualizing and executing large-scale transformation initiatives across CSG. This includes leading one the industry’s largest-ever adoption of agile development methodologies in the embedded software development world.

Since joining Cisco in 2007, Nanniyur has led the strategy and planning for multiple business units and has been at the forefront of advancing Cisco’s software roadmap in building industry-leading products that maximize profitable growth.

Prior to Cisco, Venky was with HP Consulting as a Client Principal and led cross-functional teams in managing large ($10M to $100M), global outsourcing deals.

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