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Venky Nanniyur

Vice President, Operations
Enterprise Networking Business

Venky Nanniyur is Vice President of Engineering and Operations for Cisco’s Enterprise Networking Business, which generates over $16 billion in revenue.

Since joining Cisco in 2007, Nanniyur has been at the forefront of Cisco’s mission to build industry-leading products that maximize growth. Currently, he runs the large-scale transformation initiatives and functions focusing on DevSecOps, Operational Data Science and Analytics, Product Quality, and Portfolio Strategy and Planning. He pioneered the application of data science and analytics to Cisco’s product development and operations. He also leads the business portfolio planning process to align investments to priorities.

Prior to Cisco, Nanniyur held various customer facing and internal engineering roles in HP Consulting and Infosys Technologies. He was responsible for large, global outsourcing deals and customer engagements at HP. Before HP, Nanniyur was an architect and systems analyst for E-Commerce Consulting Practice at Infosys.

Nanniyur is passionate about educating the youth on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). He sponsors Cisco’s connection to “Ignited Education,” a nonprofit organization that provides educators with fellowships and business connections and inspires students to become the future innovators.

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

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