Venky Nanniyur

Vice President, Operations
Enterprise Networking Business

Venky Nanniyur is Vice President of Planning and Operations for Cisco’s Enterprise Networking Business spanning 6,000+ engineers and contributing over $15 billion to Cisco’s revenue.

Nanniyur is responsible for driving operational efficiencies, managing quality and customer experience. He runs large-scale transformation initiatives across Enterprise Networking, and continues to improve process engineering with DevOps and Agile. He has implemented and oversees a rigorous portfolio planning process to align investments to business priorities.

Since joining Cisco in 2007, Nanniyur has led strategy and planning for multiple business units. He has consistently worked at the forefront of Cisco’s mission to build industry-leading products that maximize growth.

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

Nanniyur is committed to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. He sponsors Cisco’s connection to Ignited Education, a nonprofit that provides fellowships to educators and connects them with businesses leaders, in service of inspiring students to become the next generation of innovators.

Nanniyur lives in the Bay Area with his wife and two children.

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