Vishakha Radia

Managing Director

Cisco Consulting Services Collaboration, Video, and Mobility Practice

As managing director, Vishakha Radia leads the Cisco Consulting Services Collaboration, Video, and Mobility Practice. Radia and her global team have worked with thousands of business and information technology (IT) executives across multiple industries, delivering more than US$1 billion in value.

Cisco Consulting moves clients through a “collaboration-enabled transformation” journey, offering five key services: innovation, strategy, business case, pilot, and adoption. The team helps enterprise clients visualize, implement, and adopt powerful business enabled by collaboration technology use cases that deliver critical differentiation, tangible productivity improvements, and cost reductions. Cisco Consulting is known for quantifying the business value of collaboration technologies, including mobile, social, video, and unified communications that stand up to CEO, CFO, and CIO scrutiny.

Most recently, Radia led the Customer Business Transformation team. Before that, she was a consultant with the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG), where she advised senior executives of multiple automotive OEMs on how to adopt innovative business and technology solutions to transform customer experiences. She also holds a patent pending for an IP-connected-vehicle integrated interface and is a passionate speaker at leading unified communications and collaboration conferences.

Prior to her 13 years at Cisco, Radia has more than 10 years of IT and business leadership experience in Fortune 10 manufacturing companies. Her experience ranges from leading large-scale IT strategy, portfolio management, IT applications development, and architecture definition and delivery to merging global organizations and inspiring change through visionary innovation and compelling communications. She has also held staff and line positions in manufacturing and plant-floor supply chain, as well as executive roles in corporate strategy and planning.

Radia has been featured in multiple analyst blogs and has facilitated multiple CIO sessions with Gartner, Inc. She is vice president of Partnership for the Michigan Council Women in Technology Managing Board. Radia lives in Michigan and is married with two adult children.


February 26, 2014


Collaboration Solutions Power Next-Generation Citizen Experiences

3 min read

Last month, Cisco announced new research that I find particularly exciting in my role of helping customers maximize value from their investments in collaboration, video, and mobility. “Internet of Everything: A $4.6 Trillion Public-Sector Opportunity,” the latest research and economic analysis by Cisco Consulting Services, calculates the value that the Internet of Everything (IoE) will […]

January 29, 2014


Collaboration—It’s More than You Might Expect

2 min read

Collaboration in the era of the Internet of Everything (IoE) is not just about people connecting with people. Yet when you ask most people how they picture “collaboration,” they probably think of person-to-person collaboration first: perhaps a web-based conference call where people are sharing content such as a Word document or a PowerPoint presentation. Or […]

December 19, 2013


Collaboration Without Borders: Saving Money, Helping Patients

3 min read

The next wave of the Internet is driving the most disruptive change in history. Powered by mobile devices and apps—collaboration technologies that seamlessly allow people to work across multiple video and mobile devices—people are using technology to share ideas and opinions, and to reach the people and resources they need at any given moment. For […]