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Pankaj Patel


Pankaj Patel served as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Cisco Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in IT, from June 2012 to July 2016, creating solutions built on intelligent networks that were designed to solve customers’ challenges. Mr. Patel served as executive advisor to the CEO from July 2016 until his retirement in October 2016. Mr. Patel reported to the CEO as the Engineering head of the company’s product and solution portfolio and drove the business and technology strategy across Cisco’s Routing, Switching, Wireless, Security, Mobility, Video, Collaboration, Data Center and Cloud offerings, where his responsibilities included defining priorities and investment allocation of research and development funds. Prior to Cisco, Mr. Patel launched and ran a successful startup business.