Infotech Lead India: Change of guard at Cisco India.
Naresh Wadhwa, president and country manager, Cisco India & Saarc, will be leaving the company soon. Naresh, who joined Cisco in January 1998 and has served in several roles, is serving notice period at present.
“The replacement for Naresh Wadhwa, president and country manager, Cisco India & Saarc, will be announced soon. He is serving the notice period currently,” said Cisco officials.
According to Cisco website, as part of the core team that helped nurture Cisco’s presence in the country, Naresh led the sales and relationship building efforts for key business verticals, helping to grow the business exponentially and laying a strong foundation for Cisco’s technology and market leadership.
Naresh was responsible for identifying and leveraging market transitions for Cisco and forging strong customer, government and partner relationships to drive local innovation in the region.
Naresh worked in collaboration with the Cisco Globalization Centre East and the Cisco Engineering Organization (R&D) to develop and deploy disruptive technology and business models, for customers and governments across India and the SAARC countries, which can also be leveraged across the world. Technology intervention for inclusive growth in India is a personal passion for Naresh.
During an interview with DNA Money, Naresh said Cisco has filed for 645 patents as part of its India operations so far, and it has received 396 since 1998, and these have been contributed by Indian techies.
Recently, Cisco was selected for cable digitization project in Gujarat, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Jharkhand. As part of this digitization program, Gujarat Telelinks will deploy more than 300,000 set-top boxes from Cisco over the next 12 months in these markets.