Cisco appoints Daisy Chittilapilly as President of India & SAARC
Cisco, an American multinational technology conglomerate, has appointed Daisy Chittilapilly as the new President of its India & SAARC theatre.
As President of the India & SAARC theater, Chittilapilly will be responsible for strategy and sales, operations, and investments to drive long-term growth in the region.
On Chittilapilly’s appointment, Dave West, President, Cisco Asia Pacific, Japan & Greater China said, “Daisy's appointment comes at a time when Cisco is looking at India & SAARC as an engine of innovation and growth. With businesses across the region looking to capture the economic rebound, her wealth of experience and knowledge in digitally enabling organizations and developing Cisco's go-to-market strategies around software and services will help propel Cisco, our customers, and partners to the forefront of the digital economy.”
"Technology is no longer viewed as an experience-enhancer but as the prime enabler of everything we do. In today’s digital and cloud-first world, Cisco’s leadership across networking, cybersecurity, and collaboration put us at the forefront of helping businesses with their digital transformation and unlocking a new era of growth. I am excited about the possibilities we can shape for India's people and businesses, and I look forward to working closely with our customers, partners, communities, and the government to bring these possibilities to life," says Daisy Chittilapilly, President, Cisco India & SAARC.
Chittilapilly has 25 years of experience in the technology industry, including 17 years of leadership at Cisco. She was the Managing Director for Cisco's Digital Transformation Office, where she worked with customers to capture and scale opportunities emerging in the digital world. She was also the leader of Software & Services Sales, where she worked with partners to accelerate Cisco's transition towards software and subscription-based offerings. Before joining Cisco, Chittilapilly worked with Wipro Limited across multiple sales management roles. She currently serves as Co-Chair on the FICCI National Committee for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation and is an advisory board member of the non-profit 'Dragonflies Everywhere'.