Cisco’s new India head Jeff White announces strategies for 2013

Telecom Lead Asia: Jeff White, president, Cisco India & SAARC, announced strategies for India for 2013 and beyond.

Jeff White, president, Cisco India & SAARC

He said the company will strengthen local innovation, and continue to forge relationships with customers, partners and the government in 2013.

White’s Strategies for India

Close engagement with the government
Invest in local companies
Expand range of products and solutions innovated in India
Nurture talent and innovation in the 10,000 strong employee base
Advancements in service delivery and creation

The key industry verticals that Cisco will focus on in India are: Enterprise (BFSI + IT Services + Emerging Verticals); Public Sector, Service Provider and Small and Mid-sized Businesses.

READ MORE: Cisco India has reported 50 percent growth in revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2013. The Asia-Pacific, Japan and China region grew 7 percent. Japan grew in the mid-single digits. Revenue growth in China was flat.

“I am honored to have been given the opportunity to lead one of the most important emerging markets for Cisco. We have demonstrated strong growth in the country so far and I am optimistic for the future as well. India has seen advancements in technology adoption across industry sectors,” White, who assume leadership for Cisco’s sales and operations in the region.

White will report to Jaime Vallés, president of Cisco in Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China (APJC).

He will partner with Faiyaz Shahpurwala, senior vice president, Industry Solutions and India Site Leader, to drive innovation and talent in alignment with the national agenda to transform the economy through technology.

White will also be working with Wim Elfrink, executive vice president, Industry Solutions and chief globalization officer.

READ MORE: Cisco recently announced the commencement of its Cloud Partner Program for partners to effectively monetize the opportunities in the multi-billion dollar cloud computing space.

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